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A Hero (2021)

Opens on January 7

Director: Asghar Farhadi Run Time: 127 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022

Starring: Amir Jadidi

Country: France, Iran
Language: Persian

About the film:

Winner of the Grand Prix and the François Chalais Prize at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. 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.

A Hero, Iran’s official submission, made the Shortlist for Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards.

About the filmmaker:

A regular at Cannes, Berlin and other festivals around the world, Iranian writer and director Asghar Farhadi crafts Intricate dramas exploring class, gender and religion in modern Iran. His feature films A Separation and The Salesman are the only Iranian films to have won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, earning Farhadi a spot on a very short list of filmmakers who have won the award multiple times. His other critically acclaimed films include About Elly, The Past, and Everybody Knows.

Shot in Iran, A Hero is Farhadi’s 9th feature film.

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