Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, the latest film from two-time Academy Award-winning writer/director Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION, THE SALESMAN) is set in the stunning, historic city of Shiraz, Iran.
A sign-painter and calligrapher, Rahim is on two-day leave from debtors’ prison when he’s offered an unethical opportunity to change his fate. He wards off temptation and instead commits a selfless act. But his good deed goes viral, and with more visibility, his intentions come under intense public scrutiny. A suspenseful, intricately plotted parable, A HERO showcases Farhadi’s gift for finding universal moral relevance in the particularities of Iranian society – and here dramatizes the inherent dangers of social media.
“The winner of two Oscars (for A SEPARATION in 2012 and A SALESMAN five years later), [Asghar Farhadi] makes films with the discipline and insight of a first-rate novelist. A HERO is as anxious and swift as a thriller, with the density and observational acuity of a 19th-century three-decker.” A.O. Scott. A New York Times Critic's Pick!