GHAHREMAN / A HERO
2021 / 127’ / Renkli Color / Iran France
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi
Cinematographer: Ali Ghazi, Arash Ramezani
Editing : Hayedeh Safiyari
Cast: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Sarina Farhadi
Producer: Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Asghar Farhadi
Production: Memento Films
Distribution: Bir Film
2021 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix
2021 Cannes Film Festival François Chalais Prize
Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don’t go as planned.
Asghar Farhadi was born in 1972 in Iran. He became interested in cinema in his teenage years and started his filmmaking education by joining the Youth Cinema Society of Esfahan in 1986 where he made 8mm and 16mm short films. He received his Bachelors in Theater from University of Tehran’s School of Dramatic Arts in 1998 and his Masters in Stage Direction from Tarbiat Modarres University a few years later. During these formative years, Farhadi made six shorts and two TV series for Iran’s National Broadcasting Corporation (IRIB) of which “A Tale of a City” is most noteworthy.