Two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's psychological thriller “Everybody Knows”, starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin, is set to open the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Variety reports.
“Everybody Knows” (“Todos Lo Saben”) will mark only the second Spanish-language film to open Cannes, following Pedro Almodovar's “Bad Education”, which kicked off the festival in 2004.
Iranian director Farhadi has previously fielded two films in competition on the Croisette, “The Salesman” in 2016 and “The Past” in 2013. Written by Farhadi, it follows the journey of Laura (played by Cruz), who travels with her family from Buenos Aires to her native village in Spain for a celebration. The family reunion gets disrupted by events that change the course of the characters' lives.
“Everybody Knows” was shot in Torrelaguna, a small town north of Madrid, with a well-seasoned crew. The film is entirely in Spanish, a language Farhadi does not speak.
The Cannes Film Festival runs May 8 to 19.