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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

 

AWARDS

2021      Cannes Film Festival       Grand Prix

2021      Cannes Film Festival       François Chalais Prize

Summary

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.

Director

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.