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Sunday 27 May 2018

Everybody (now) knows Cruz and Bardem were paid equally for movie

Javier Bardem and wife Penelope Cruz attend the photocall for ‘Everybody Knows’ during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at
Palais des Festivals yesterday. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Swarovski.
Javier Bardem and wife Penelope Cruz attend the photocall for ‘Everybody Knows’ during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals yesterday. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Swarovski.

Jack Coyle

Penelope Cruz says she and her husband Javier Bardem were paid equally for the Cannes Film Festival opener 'Everybody Knows'.

In the film, the Spanish-language debut of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, Cruz and Bardem play former lovers dealing with the kidnapping of a daughter.

Asked yesterday at a press conference in Cannes if they were paid the same, Cruz replied, "Actually, yes."

Shortly after 'Everybody Knows' opened the Cannes festival, Focus Features acquired the film.

The specialty division of Universal Pictures said yesterday that it will distribute it in the US and much of the world.

Farhadi has won two Academy Awards for best foreign language film, for 'A Separation' and 'The Salesman'.

Producers said they will also aim for the Oscars with 'Everybody Knows'.

A gripping whodunnit with barnstorming performances, or a "telenovela" melodrama: critical reactions were mixed yesterday in Cannes for 'Everybody Knows'.

Irish Independent

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