Asghar Farhadi begins
PRODUCTION Spain | France | Italy |
by Alfonso Rivera, cineuropa, 31/08/2017
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.
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
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
Cruz, Bárbara Lennie, Eduard Fernández, Elvira
Minguez, Ramón Barea, Carla Campra and Inma
Cuesta from Spain.
Farhadi, on the set of Everybody Knows
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.”
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, 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 at the festival.
Everybody Knows is being produced
by Spanish company Morena Films, in co-production with France 3 Cinema, Lucky
Red, Untitled Films AIE and Asghar Farhadi Production, and in association with
Memento Films Production, 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)