Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's (The Salesman, A Separation) intimately painful and powerfully acted drama centres on a shocking crime that interrupts a family wedding.
Laura (Penélope Cruz) returns to her family village with her children for her sister’s Ana (Inma Cuesta) wedding. There she is reunited with her former lover Paco (Javier Bardem) now happily married and running a successful vineyard on land once owned by Laura’s family. Whilst Laura’s husband, Alejandro (Ricardo Darín) stayed behind in Argentina, an old rumour of her jilting Paco reignites. Moreover, within Laura’s family, resentment simmers over the manner in which Paco acquired the vineyard. When Laura’s daughter is kidnapped, a seething mystery unfurls as unburied secrets; lies and unhealed wounds spanning generations are brought to light.
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