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Review: The Salesman (2016)

The new movie from Asghar Farhadi, the masterly Iranian director of ‘A Separation’ and ‘The Past,’ is another finely cut gem of neorealist suspense.

One of the many reasons that Alfred Hitchcock is arguably the greatest filmmaker of all time — the quintessential filmmaker — is that his spirit and technique infuse the work of so many other directors (maybe all of them). 1,027 more words


A Separation

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, Asghar Farhadi’s drama A Separation studies marriage, family dynamics, civil law, and class division in modern Iranian society. 287 more words


Forushande (The Salesman): Trailer

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi known for his films like A Separation (2011) and The Past (2013) is now ready with his latest film, Forushande… 92 more words

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Review: A Separation, directed by Asghar Farhadi

This terrific film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2012.

It comes from the director of About EllyAsghar Farhadi, and explores similar themes, but is much more developed and complete.   462 more words


About Elly

With both A Separation and The Past under his belt, Asghar Farhadi has proven himself to be one of the most formidable directors working today, rivaling Michael Haneke in presenting realism in contemporary film. 545 more words