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Cannes Opener ‘Everybody Knows’ Goes to Focus Features

Focus Features kicked off the Cannes 2018 market by acquiring opening night Competition entry “Everybody Knows,” starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. The solid Spanish-language melodrama from Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi played well Tuesday night to mixed response from critics. UTA and Memento fielded multiple bids for the film — which did not go to […]

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‘Everybody Knows,’ Cannes Opening Night Film, Sells to Focus

Focus Features has acquired “Everybody Knows,” beating out Netflix for rights to the opening night film of this year’s Cannes.The indie label will distribute the film in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, select Asian territories and the Middle East, apart from Iran. Focus had previously acquired rights in Spain last […]

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Focus Features picks up Cannes opener ‘Everybody Knows’

Focus Features has acquired the Us, UK and multiple territories to Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes opening night film Everybody Knows.Focus Features has acquired the Us, UK and multiple territories to Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes opening night film Everybody Knows.Focus pounced after Tuesday night’s premiere and has picked up the Us, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, […]

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‘Everybody Knows’ Review: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Star in Riveting Kidnapping Thriller — Cannes 2018

There’s a twist that arrives an hour into “Everybody Knows” that wouldn’t feel out of place in a telenovela. However, under the guidance of Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi, it’s just another piece of a beguiling puzzle. As with all the riveting dramas he’s produced over the past decade — “A Separation,” “The Past,” and “The […]

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‘Everybody Knows’ Trailer: Asghar Farhadi Teams Up With Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

Put simply, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is one of the greatest working filmmakers on the planet and he found some recognition in the appellation when his 2017 film “The Salesman” won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. And he did so without stepping a foot inside the Dolby Theater, refusing to attend the ceremonies […]

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‘Everybody Knows’ First Trailer: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Unravel in Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes Opener

Married couples unraveling is a common story element in the films of Iranian Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi, and the director’s latest project, “Everybody Knows,” isn’t going to change that. The filmmaker’s first Spanish-language drama stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. The first international trailer has debuted, and it makes it clear the narrative will require […]

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Asghar Farhadi’s ‘Everybody Knows’ to open 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Psychological thriller will be released by Memento in France the following day.The 71st Cannes Film Festival will open with a screening of Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben) in competition on Tuesday 8 May, it has been confirmed.Starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin, and written by Farhadi (The Salesman) the film is […]

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Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem’s ‘Everybody Knows’ to Open Cannes Film Festival (Exclusive)

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 has learned.“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. […]

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Gholam review – Shahab Hosseini mesmerises as Iranian exile in London

An Iranian London minicab driver is caught between two worlds in Mitra Tabrizian’s striking feature debutThis haunting debut feature from photographer and film-maker Mitra Tabrizian is set amid London’s Iranian community during the Arab spring of 2011. Centring on a melancholy figure caught between his former home and his current lonely life, it’s an arresting […]

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