When a family wedding is interrupted by a shocking crime, secrets and lies that span generations are brought to light in Asghar Farhadi’s (A Separation) layered psychological drama.
Laura (Penélope Cruz) returns with her children to the small Spanish village of her youth for her sister Ana’s wedding, leaving her husband Alejandro behind in their adopted home in Argentina. There she is reunited with old flame Paco (Javier Bardem), who is now happily married to Bea. Paco runs the local vineyard which employs many villagers, yet there are suspicions as to how he acquired the land. During the wedding celebrations, Laura’s daughter goes missing, with a text message revealing that she has been abducted by kidnappers demanding a ransom.
(Notes by David O’Mahony.)
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