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2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 1 – Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows

2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 1 – Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows

Best known for winning a pair of Best Foreign Language Film for his films A Separation (2012) and The Salesman (2017) the festival opener slot and competition film (which lands domestically in France the day after) belongs to Asghar Farhadi‘s Everybody Knows. His third time on the Croisette after The Past (2013) and The Saleman (2016 – Best Screenplay winner), the Iranian continues to work outside his country of origin in his first Spanish language film.

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If it were set in a train, it would be called an homage to Agatha Christie. Such as in his previous catch-22 films, couplehood and an ensemble of pitting forces makes for an underwhelming kidnapping drama/thriller and …. a subpar Farhadi film.

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Asghar Farhadi's Everybody Knows



Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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