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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 86 wins & 74 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

About Elly Writer
(2009)
The Salesman Writer
(2016)
A Separation Writer
(2011)
The Past Writer
(2013)

Filmography

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 2016 The Salesman (written by)
 2013 The Past (writer)
 2011 A Separation (written by)
 2009 Trial on the Street (with contribution of)
 2009 About Elly (screenplay) / (story)
 2008 Canaan (co-written by)
 2008 Tambourine (writer)
 2008 The Night (first story)
 2003 Dancing in the Dust (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)
Show Show Director (10 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Costume designer (2 credits)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (22 credits)

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[on his writing process] All my stories are written in a non-linear way. They don't go from point A to point B. I always have several stories developing simultaneously and they come together during a shared situation. See more »

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Shot his first 8-mm and 16-mm films as a teenager, and had already made five short films by the time he went to Tehran University and got his Bachelor and Master degree in theatre directing. See more »

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