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Asghar Farhadi

Asghar Farhadi was born in 1972 in Iran. He became interested in cinema in his teenage years and started his filmmaking education by joining the Youth Cinema Society of Esfahan in 1986 where he made 8mm and 16mm short films. He received his Bachelors in Theater from University of Tehran's School of Dramatic Arts in 1998 and his Masters in Stage ... See full bio »


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 2016 The Salesman
 2013 The Past
 2011 A Separation
 2009 Trial on the Street (with contribution of)
 2009 About Elly (screenplay) / (story)
 2008 The Night (first story)
 2008 Tambourine (writer)
 2008 Canaan (co-written by)
 2003 Dancing in the Dust (writer)
 2002 Low Heights
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I tend to jot down moments, lines, interactions that don't really make any sense. I try and explain these scattered notes to my close friends, and they become more and more logical. I see screen writing as a bit like a math equation which I have to solve. See more »


Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in 2012. See more »

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