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'Everybody Knows' with Penelope Cruz to open Cannes festival

The Associated Press
Penelope Cruz attends Goya Cinema Awards 2018 on Feb. 3, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.

PARIS (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is opening with a Spanish-language film — a psychological thriller starring Penelope Cruz — the first time since 2004 that the star-studded event is kicking off with a movie that's not in English or French.

Organizers announced Thursday that Everybody Knows, by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, will open the May 8-19 festival.

The film follows family intrigues and the moral dilemmas of a woman whose life is turned upside down when she leaves Argentina for Spain. In addition to Cruz, it stars Spanish actor Javier Bardem and Argentinian actor Ricardo Darin.

Farhadi won best foreign film Oscars for A Separation and The Salesman.

Cate Blanchett is leading the jury of this year's festival, which comes as the industry is under upheaval over revelations of sexual misconduct.