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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 85 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

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(2009)
Forushande Writer
(2016)
A Separation Writer
(2011)
Le passé Writer
(2013)

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 2016 Forushande (written by)
 2013 Le passé (writer)
 2011 A Separation (written by)
 2009 Mohakeme dar khiaban (with contribution of)
 2009 Darbareye Elly (screenplay) / (story)
 2008 Canaan (co-written by)
 2008 Dayereh-e zangi (writer)
 2008 Shab (first story)
 2003 Raghs dar ghobar (writer)
 2002 Low Heights
 2002 Yadashthaye koodaki (TV Series) (1 episode)
- one (2002)
 2000-2001 Dastane yek shahr (TV Series) (61 episodes)
- Episode #2.35 (2001)
- Episode #2.34 (2001)
- Episode #2.33 (2001)
- Episode #2.32 (2001)
- Episode #2.31 (2001)
 2000 Roozegare javani (TV Series) (1 episode)
- One (2000)
 1998 Chashm Be Rah (TV Series)
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Show Show Producer (5 credits)
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It was in the theater that I learned how it is that you can work with actors. To give an example, I have a character in the film [A Separation (2011)] who's supposed to be a religious woman. Once the script is finished, I didn't find her and say 'You're going to be a religious character. This is what you should do'. In the few months remaining before shooting she would actually turn into a ... See more »

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

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