Film: Todos lo saben

“Todos lo saben” (English title: “Everybody Knows”) is a Spanish-language psychological thriller from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. I was completely riveted during the whole film! “Todos lo saben” stars Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Bárbara Lennie and Argentinean actor Ricardo Darín—as well as a pretty exceptional supporting cast.

I had a feeling this movie would have an intriguing storyline and many layers; it did not disappoint. I highly recommend seeing this film (it’s currently streaming on Netflix.) Don’t worry, no spoilers in this post! However, pass up the trailer below if you feel, like me, that many trailers give away too much.

Penelope Cruz plays Laura, a woman who returns for a visit to her small Spanish town for her sister’s wedding. She brings her two children with her. We immediately become swept up in her homecoming and the various people she gets to catch up and celebrate with. However, we know that, because this is a thriller, something else will be lurking beneath the happy surface. Ultimately, a series of events draw out old secrets and small-town history that must be reckoned with.

See this movie for it’s beautiful depictions of small-town Spanish life, as well as for the twisting and turning story line. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Here’s the trailer:

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