march 16–26

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A Hero
Ghahreman
2021 Iran, France 127 min N-13
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One of the most important contemporary Iranian directors, Asghar Farhadi once more masterfully illuminates the complexities of human interrelations. 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. But things don’t go as planned and dubious choices are made. Rahim finds himself in a situation which is spiraling out of control, involving ever more characters, and increasing in ambiguity.

"Farhadi, a chronicler of the moral dilemmas of modern Iran, is no stranger to sharp public criticism. Although his blood-sticking social realism is recognizable from the first shots, this time the story is elevated to an almost fairytale-like metaphor about the difficult place of a good man under the sun. After the film, I felt grateful for the opportunity to get to know, get angry and fall in love again with this untraditionally perfect hero." (Aistė Račaitytė)

World Premiere: Cannes Film Festival, Official Competition, 2021
Awards: Official Competition Grand Prix, Cannes, 2021
Director's biography
Asghar Farhadi (b. 1972) is an Iranian cinema master, who has been awarded Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film twice: for A Separation (2011), which also got Golden Bear in Berlin, and The Salesman (2016), which also received the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay. His other films include: About Elly (2009, "Kino Pavasaris"), The Past (2013), and a Spanish thriller Everybody Knows (2018).

8.4
Total votes: 54
Director(s) - Asghar Farhadi
Screenwriter(s) - Asghar Farhadi
Actors - Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sahar Goldoust, Fereshteh Sadrorafaii
Producer(s) - Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Cinematographer - Ali Ghazi
Editor(s) - Hayedeh Safiyari
Sound - 
Composer(s) -
Sales agent -
Distributor - Kino Pavasaris Distribution
Production company -
Translation - Šeida Kauzonė
Dialogues - Persian
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Director's biography
Asghar Farhadi (b. 1972) is an Iranian cinema master, who has been awarded Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film twice: for A Separation (2011), which also got Golden Bear in Berlin, and The Salesman (2016), which also received the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay. His other films include: About Elly (2009, "Kino Pavasaris"), The Past (2013), and a Spanish thriller Everybody Knows (2018).

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