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Asghar Farhadi

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Everybody Knows | Asghar Farhadi

Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi understands the nature of secrets and their revelations, that they rarely signal resolution and instead work to further complicate situations. Whenever one of his characters confesses to some long-standing deception or discloses a crushing truth, the weight of this disclosure…

March 22, 2019
by Simon Abrams by Steve Carlson Podcasts

Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 30

#30: Hearts and Glowers: A Rough Ride Through Rom-coms of No Repute Download episode here. Episode Description: Like a chance encounter with a long-forgotten lover… like a sore that came from a night of loving unwisely… like an inescapable Celine Dion song… Bad Idea Podcast is…

February 22, 2017
by Luke Gorham Film

The Salesman | Asghar Farhadi & Graduation | Cristian Mungiu

Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman and Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation navigate similar thematic territory—that of patriarchs finding their ethical boundaries pushed when their self-perceived altruistic defense of family becomes distorted— and demand empathetic viewing. Each film offers a study of imperfect people acting imperfectly, daring the audience to offer…

September 23, 2016
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