A Hero

  • Asghar Farhadi
  • Iran, France
  • 2021
  • 127'
  • Ghahreman

Rahim is in prison for failing to repay a debt. During his two-day leave, he happens to do a good deed that will briefly launch him among the stars of social media. Thanks to his fifteen minutes of fame, he will try to persuade his creditor to withdraw the claim. But hope is short-lived and life does not always go to plan. The latest film by two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi (The Past – ZFF 2013; A Separation; The Salesman), is a gripping drama about the fate of an individual in a society that likes to put people on a pedestal, but does not believe its own stories.

Subtitles: EN, HR


Asghar Farhadi

Iranian director and two-time Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film (A Separation, The Salesman). He earned his Master’s in film directing from the University of Tehran in 1998. Made his debut in 2003 with Dancing in the Dust, while About Elly (2009) earned him the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlinale. His film The Past screened at ZFF 2013 in The Great 5 programme.

A Hero

Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sahar Goldust, Sarina Farhadi, Fereshteh Sadrorafaii, Maryam Shahdaei, Alireza Jahandideh, Ehsan Goodarzi
Ali Ghazi
Haydeh Safiyari
Memento Production, Asghar Farhadi Production
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival 2021 – Grand Prix; Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2021; Telluride Film Festival 2021; BFI London Film Festival 2021; Busan Int'l Film Festival 2021; Zurich Film Festival 2021; Sarajevo Film Festival 2021

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