2018 Cannes Film Festival to Open with Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz

The 71st Cannes Film Festival, which is scheduled from May 8 to 19 this year, will open with Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows, a psychological thriller starring real-life couple and Oscar winners Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. Farhadi’s previous film The Salesman premiered in competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and went on to win the 2017 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film will open theatrically in France on May 9, a day after its Cannes premiere.


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