Asghar Farhadi

Iran

About

Writer-director

Asghar Farhadi’s rose to international prominence when A Separation won both the Golden Globe and Oscar foreign language film prizes in 2012. His seventh film The Salesman won both the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at the Cannes Film Festival, and it was Iran’s submission to the Best Foreign Film category at the 2017 Academy Awards. Farhadi was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world by Time magazine in 2012. 

Writer-director: The Salesman, 2016; The Past, PIAF 2014; A Separation, PIAF 2012; About Elly, PIAF 2013; Fireworks Wednesday, 2006; Beautiful City, 2004; Dancing in the Dust, 2003