Director: Asghar Farhadi
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín
Iranian, multiple Oscar winning (A Separation, The Salesman) director Farhadi is paired with Spain’s finest in this family drama. Laura travels from Argentina to Spain with her two children to attend a friend’s wedding – but her elder daughter is kidnapped, causing a web of family secrets to be revealed. Once again, Farhadi expertly probes his characters’ complicated emotions and motivations, assisted by a fine cast that extends well beyond its star pairing.
Cruz and Bardem pull no punches in heavyweight kidnap drama – ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw,
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 25 April 2019
Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £7.50, £6.00 (concessions), £5.00 aged 25 and under.
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This week we have two films at the David Lean Cinema, both examining the effects of close relationships put under strain.
On Tuesday (sold out) and Wednesday (still available), THE AFTERMATH stars Keira Knightley as Rachael Morgan, a character loosely based on the story of Brook’s grandmother Anthea. Rachael is reunited with her British colonel husband Lewis, in Hamburg, who is appointed to take charge of rebuilding the city after the bombardment of the Second World War.
EVERYBODY KNOWS is Thursday’s offering showing at both 2.30pm and 7.30pm. The film stars real-life husband and wife Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem under the direction of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. You may remember his films, A Separation and The Salesman, both bringing Oscar triumph in the Best Foreign Language Film category.