Everybody Knows

“Yet another testament to Farhadi’s genius in mining immense power from silence and stillness… this is a film of towering emotion” ★★★★ RogerEbert.com

Showing Times

Fri 22 Mar 18:00
Fri 22 Mar 20:50
Sat 23 Mar 17:15
Sat 23 Mar 20:15
Sun 24 Mar 17:15

Javier Bardem + Penelope Cruz, directed by Asghar Farhadi (A Separation); we almost feel like we need say no more!

But for those who like a synopsis, here goes:  After having made a new life in Argentina, Laura (Cruz) returns to her family home in Spain to attend a wedding.  Amid the celebrations there are hints of buried rifts, and when a local boy tells Laura's daughter Irene that "everybody knows that Laura broke the heart of Paco (Bardem) when she left the village," exactly what everyone else knows assumes a horrible significance after Irene disappears.  It shows all the hallmarks of a kidnapping and there are similarities to a previous kidnapping in the village, but the more we learn about the fractured relationships of the key players, the less we know...

Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian) is a big fan of the film: "The outer threat, the inner wound and the mystery in between. These are the determinant factors in Asghar Farhadi’s intimately painful and powerfully acted kidnap drama, crucially anchored by three heavyweight performances from Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darín. It has been conceived by Farhadi on familiar lines, with ideas reminiscent of his own earlier work and, at one further remove, of influences from Haneke and Antonioni."  We can't wait!

Sun 31 Mar at 5:15pm is our Greene Sunday screening. That's great film brought to you at the great price of £2.50 courtesy of local estate agents Greene & Co.  Tickets through Lexi channels normally sell out quickly, but you will find more available from the Greene & Co offices in Kensal Rise and Willesden Green.


Film Information

133 mins

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