(Persia Digest) – “Variety” website announced on Wednesday, 4 April, that the 71st Festival de Cannes 2018 will open with Iranian filmmaker and two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi’s new movie “Everybody knows”.

This is the second time that a Spanish speaking film has been chosen to open the Festival in France.

Hollywood couple, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, are the Oscar winning stars of the movie.

“Everybody knows” is the story of a woman who travels home to Spain from Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a wedding. But what is supposed to be a family reunion is plague by unexpected events.

Farhadi’s last two films, “A separation” and “The Saleman”, both won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film - a first for the Iranian cinema.

Festival de Cannes will run from 8-19 May 2018.

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