Sunday, April 23, 2017

Asghar Farhadi

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

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.

The foreign...

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 -...