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Asghar Farhadi begins filming Everybody Knows

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- The two-time Oscar winner is shooting this European co-production in Spain, with a Spanish-speaking cast headlined by Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín and Penélope Cruz

Asghar Farhadi begins filming Everybody Knows
Asghar Farhadi, on the set of Everybody Knows

At long last, the filming of Everybody Knows began last week in Madrid, with a script written, produced and directed by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who won the most recent Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film for The Salesman [+see also:
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. He also received the same award in 2011 for A Separation. The actors in this eagerly awaited film loaded with dramatic intensity include Ricardo Darín from Argentina, and Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Bárbara Lennie, Eduard Fernández, Elvira Minguez, Ramón Barea, Carla Campra and Inma Cuesta from Spain.

The shoot will take place in the Spanish capital and its surroundings over the course of 14 weeks and, according to the synopsis provided by the film’s distributors, will tell the tale of how “Carolina travels with her family from Buenos Aires to her native village in Spain for a celebration. What was meant to be a short visit is disrupted by unforeseen events that will completely change their lives.” The film’s technical team is led by costume designer Sonia Grande, musician Alberto Iglesias and cinematographer José Luis Alcaine.

Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz share the screen once again after Escobar [+see also:
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, directed by Fernando León de Aranoa, which has just premiered at the Venice Film Festival itself. Furthermore, at another gathering in September, San Sebastián, Ricardo Darín will receive the Donostia Award, while also presenting Santiago Mitre’s The Summit [+see also:
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at the festival.

Everybody Knows is being produced by France's Memento Films Production (Alexandre Mallet-Guy), Spain's Morena Films (Álvaro Longoria), and Italy's Lucky Red (Andrea Occhipinti) in association with France 3 Cinema, Untitled Films AIE, Cofinova and Indefilms. The international sales will be managed by Memento Films International. The film is supported by Eurimages and will be distributed in Spain by Universal Pictures International Spain. The Almodóvar brothers’ El Deseo, which had initially backed the film, has now disassociated itself from the project (read more).

(Translated from Spanish)

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