The Iranian filmmaker’s new feature A Hero can be seen as a spiritual sequel to his About Elly, considering how the disappearance of a woman triggers the events in both films
Films from over 60 counties have made it to the list. The World Cinema category will feature many award-winning films, including the Oscar-nominated ‘Drive My Car’.
"How can I be associated... with a government whose extremist media have not stopped these past years from destroying me, marginalising me, stigmatising me?" Farhadi asked on his Instagram page.
Cannes opening-night premiere of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows" coincided almost exactly with President Trump's announced withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.