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Asghar Farhadi

The Past (2013)

Stuck: who's at fault this time?  Asghar Farhadi is the gifted and self-assured Iranian writer-director who won international attention and the Best Foreign Oscar for his 2011 Farsi-language film A Separation. Now, like his distinguished…

The Past (2013)

The past can be a grotesque animal, liable to let discord grow and fester. Here it rears its unresolved head when the arrival of a figure from a previous life brings to the boil simmering secrets. In Asghar Farhadi’s brilliant follow-up to…

About Elly (2009)

From the director of last year’s awards success A Separation (2011), About Elly is an intriguing drama about a varied group of friends who go on a trip to the coast. At the centre of the group of friends is Sepideh (brilliantly played by…

About Elly (2009)

Despite being released in Iran and on the film festival circuit in 2009 to great critical acclaim, About Elly has waited three years for UK distribution. Asghar Farhadi’s third feature was overlooked here until the director’s Oscar success…

A Separation (2011)

This year’s golden bear winner at the Berlin film festival is a complex drama, emotionally draining and with many different viewpoints and themes. The story starts off with an arguing couple, Simin (Leila Hatami) wants to leave Iran with…