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Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
There are few more seductive things to watch onscreen than a big, wine-soaked, multi-generational family wedding like the one that happens early in "Everybody Knows," Asghar Farhadi's new thriller set in a picturesque Spanish village.
But as good as Farhadi is at portraying the infectious...
Thursday, May. 10, 2018
The Cannes Film Festival opening-night premiere of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows" coincided almost exactly with President Trump's announced withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
For Farhadi, the multi-Oscar winner and one of the foremost filmmakers in international...
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Directors Discuss Their Oscar-Nominated Foreign Language Films, Express Support For Colleague Farhadi
One day after the Oscar-nominated directors of foreign language films issued an unprecedented joint statement decrying what they say is a climate of fascism, five of them gathered Saturday at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to put the focus back on their work.
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017
An Oscar-nominated Iranian director said Sunday he will not attend this year's Academy Awards because of a travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump.
Asghar Farhadi, an acclaimed director whose film, "The Salesman," was nominated for best foreign language film, said the uncertainty...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
Even as Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi layers his films with complexity - with characters whose intimacies are crowded by politics, society and the past - his command of narrative is utterly total. You get the impression he could direct his way out of any labyrinth, that his camera -...