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Telluride 2021: With ‘A Hero,’ Asghar Farhadi Tells a Fable for the Cancel Culture Age

Asghar Farhadi doesn’t use Twitter or Facebook. “It takes a lot of time, and from an emotional point of view, I’m not the kind of person that can absorb that much bad news,” he says. But the…

Cannes: ‘A Hero’ Emerges as Palme Favorite, Likely to Return Iran to Oscar Race

A Hero, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday night and screened again at the fest on Wednesday, has emerged as the odds-on favorite to win the Palme d’Or, and a…

‘A Hero’ (‘Ghahreman’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi returns to his native Iran with this story about truth-telling, honor and the price of freedom.

Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ Heading to Berlin Market

'A Hero,' the new feature from Iranian director and two-time Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi, is heading to the Berlin market, where French sales outfit Memento Films International will be shopping the…

Oscars: Iran Selects ‘No Date, No Signature’ for Foreign-Language Category

Iran has selected Vahid Jalilvand's psychological drama 'No Date, No Signature' as its submission for best foreign-language film at the Oscars.

Cannes: Asghar Farhadi Calls on Iran to Allow Jafar Panahi to Travel to Festival

The director, joined by Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, saw his Spanish-language film, 'Everybody Knows,' open the festival.

‘Everybody Knows’ (‘Todos lo saben’): Film Review | Cannes 2018

Cannes opener 'Everybody Knows' was directed by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi ('A Separation') and stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

‘Dressage’: Film Review | Berlin 2018

A teenage Iranian girl takes part in a robbery but the fun ends there in Pooya Badkoobeh's moral drama 'Dressage,' which won a special mention in Berlin's Generation 14plus sidebar.

3 Things Muslims Can Do to Change the Narrative in Hollywood (Guest Column)

Sue Obeidi, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council's Hollywood Bureau, addresses the critical need for Muslims in the business to take the lead in changing the perception of Islam and Muslims…

Iranian TV Crudely Covers Up Charlize Theron For Local Oscars Broadcast

Anousheh Ansari, who accepted the Iranian foreign language Oscar win on behalf of Asghar Farhadi, was also hit by the censor's brush.

Oscars: Iranian Foreign Minister Lauds ‘Salesman’ Cast and Crew for Foreign-Language Win, Anti-Trump Stance

"Iranians have represented culture & civilization for millennia," tweets Javad Zarif.