Asghar Farhadi's film to open Cannes festival

Asghar Farhadi's film to open Cannes festival

The Cannes film festival will open next month with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's new film Everybody Knows.

Organizers said that the psychological thriller shot in Spanish and starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem will open the May 8-19 event.

The movie explores family intrigues and the moral dilemmas of a woman whose life is turned upside down when she returns from Argentina to her native village in Spain with her husband and children.

Iranian director Farhadi achieved worldwide critical acclaim in 2011 with “A Separation,” which garnered the Golden Bear at Berlin and went on to win Golden Globe, César and Oscar awards for best foreign film. Farhadi later fielded two films in competition on the Croisette, “The Salesman” in 2016 and “The Past” in 2013. “Everybody Knows” is his first film in the prestigious opening-night slot, Variety reported.