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    A Hero

    Directed by Asghar Farhadi
    Iran/France | 127 minutes | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film

Two-time Academy Award®-winning director Asghar Farhadi returns with a tantalizing cinematic web of morality about an imprisoned Iranian man who becomes a national hero after a seemingly selfless act garners him fame, arousing suspicion.

In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize and the Bridging the Borders Award.

film synopsis

Behind some of the most celebrated international titles of the decade, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman PSIFF 2017, A Separation PSIFF 2012) is renowned for weaving thought-provoking and thrilling familial mysteries. His latest follows the amiable and scheming Rahim Soltani (the phenomenal Amir Jadidi) on a temporary prison leave, desperate to settle a years-old debt that has brought shame upon himself and his family. When Soltani jumps at a chance for redemption, built on a dubious act, he sparks a national publicity storm that brings him fame and a shot at a better future. Taut with suspense, this captivating morality play continually contorts the mystery of Farhadi’s compelling characters with each furtive glance, passing comment and questionable act.

film details

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Producers: Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Asghar Farhadi
Screenwriter: Asghar Farhadi
Cinematographers: Ali Ghazi
Editor: Haydeh Safiyari
Cast: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sadrorafaii, Sahar Goldoust, Sarina Farhadi, Saleh Karimai
Original Language Title: Ghahreman
Country: Iran/France
Language: In Farsi, Persian, Georgian, English, and Russian with English subtitles.
Year: 2021
Running Time: 127 minutes
Director Filmography: Everybody Knows (2018), The Salesman (2016), The Past (2013), A Separation (2011)
Awards: Grand Prix and François Chalais Award, Cannes Film Festival
Primary Company: Amazon Studios

Film Festival 2022