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Ghahreman

A Hero

/ Un héroe

Asghar Farhadi
Irán / Francia
 - 2021
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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

He was born in 1972 in Isfahan (Iran). At the age of thirteen he shot his first short film in a youth film club before studying Drama at the University of Tehran and graduating in Stage Direction from the Tarbiat Modarres University. In 2003 he premiered his first feature, ‘Dancing in the Dust,’ which won awards in Fajr and Moscow. A year later, ‘The Beautiful City’ was ranked as the best film at the Warsaw Film Festival. After that, ‘Fireworks Wednesday’ (2006) was awarded in Chicago and ‘About Elly’ won the Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlin. With ‘A Separation’ (2011) he won the Golden Bear, the Golden Globe, the Cesar and the Oscar. In 2013, the protagonist of ‘The Past’, Bérénice Bejo, was dubbed best actress at Cannes, and in 2016 ‘The Salesman’ won the awards for Best Actor and Best Screenplay in the same festival. In 2018 he filmed in Spain ‘Everybody Knows’, which received eight Goya nominations, while thanks to ‘A Hero’ (2021) he won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Asghar Farhadi
SCREENPLAY
Asghar Farhadi
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ali Ghazi, Arash Ramezani
EDITOR
Hayedeh Safiyari
SOUND
Mehdi Saleh Kermani, Mohammad Reza Delpak
PRODUCED BY
Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Asghar Farhadi, Olivier Père, Rémi Burah
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Memento Production, Asghar Farhadi Productions, ARTE France Cinéma
CAST
Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Sahar Goldoust, Maryam Shahdaie, Ali Reza Jahandideh, Ehsan Goodarzi, Sarina Farhadi
RUNNING TIME
127 min.
FORMAT
Color
TIPE
Largometraje
COUNTRY
Irán / Francia
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2021
CONTACT
Memento International
+33 1 5334 9020
IN SPAIN
A Contracorriente Films
+34 935 398 536

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