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Asghar Farhadi
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Date of Birth: May 7, 1972

Country: Iran

Biography: Asghar Farhadi was born in 1972 in Iran. He became interested in cinema in his teenage years and started his filmmaking education by joining the Youth Cinema Society of Esfahan in 1986 where he made 8mm and 16mm short films. He received his Bachelors in Theater from University of Tehran's School of Dramatic Arts in 1998 and his Masters in Stage Direction from Tarbiat Modarres University a few years later.

Total Titles at Criticker: 12 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Writer (11) | Director (8) | Actor (1)
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Everybody Knows (2018)
Carolina returns from Buenos Aires to Madrid for a wedding. She is accompanied by her two children, a little boy and a teenage girl, while her husband stays in Argentina. In the night of the celebration the girl disappears. This incident will bring back old quarrels and secrets.
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The Salesman (2016)
Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple's life. (Cannes2016)
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The Past (2013)
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce. (imdb)
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From Iran, a Separation (2013)
In March 2012, Iranian movie "A Separation" by Asghar Farhadi, won the Oscar Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. For the Iranian people this was more than a cinematic award. When sanctions and threats of war with Iran covered the world headlines, Farhadi talked about Iran's love for peace and the rich culture of the Iranians on the stage when receiving his award. This time the Iranians voice was heard through someone other than the government officials (imdb.com).
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A Separation (2011)
Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. She has already made all the necessary arrangements. Nader, however, is having second thoughts. He is worried about leaving behind his father, who is suffering from Alzheimer's. For this reason he decides to call off the trip altogether. As a result of Nader's decision, Simin decides to sue for divorce at the family court. (www.berlinale.de)
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About Elly (2009)
Three families go on a short vacation together to the sea, and bring with them a divorced male friend recently returned from Germany and the teacher of one of their children, with hopes they will form a match.
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Tambourine (2008)
A satellite dish installer(mohammad) goes to an apartment to install dish. Families who live in apartment have different ideas about the satellite
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Kanaan (2008)
Mina has decided to leave her older husband Morteza after ten years of marriage. Next Monday will be her divorce date, which means her first step towards her goal; immigration. (imdb)
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Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.
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Beautiful City (2004)
In Islamic Iran, how much is a woman worth in comparison with a man -- and who pays the difference? This film is tale of vengeance, labyrinthine judicial procedure and the concept of "blood money." (Film Forum)
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Dancing in the Dust (2003)
When forced to divorce his wife by family and social pressure because her mother is a prostitute, Nazar (Khodaparast) works double shifts to pay back the loan he took out for his impulsive wedding and to pay some ongoing restitution to his sweet jilted bride, Reyhaneh (Kosari). When he falls behind in the payments he flees the police and ends up in the desert with an uncommunicative old man (Gharibian) who catches poisonous snakes for their venom. (imdb)
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Low Heights (2002)
After the war of Iran against Iraq, Despite all of Ghasem's (Hamid Farokhnezhad) attempts to return to his usual life he can't reach any success and he can't stand for this condition so he makes a decision...
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