Starring: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín
Director: Asghar Farhadi
(Spain /France/ Italy, 2018, 132 mins)
Laura (Penélope Cruz), a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns with her two children to her hometown outside Madrid to attend her sister’s wedding. However, when Laura’s teenage wild child daughter Irene goes missing, old secrets and bitter grudges emerge that turn the trip into a psychological nightmare. As you would expect from Farhadi (A Separation and The Salesman), there is a complex puzzle at the heart of the script involving past entanglements with local vineyard-owner Paco (Javier Bardem). Supremely watchable, much of the pleasure in following how this taut thriller unravels is to observe what it reveals about the motivation of the characters in their own lives.
Original language with English subtitles
Fri 17th May 7.30pm
Sat 18th May 10.45am HOH English Subtitles & 7.30pm