Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don't go as planned.
Grand Prix, François Chalais Award | Cannes IFF, France, 2021
CAST & CREW
Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Asghar Farhadi
Director of Photography
Ali Ghazi, Arash Ramezani
Mohammad Reza Delpak
Amir Jadidi, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sahar Goldust, Sarina Farhadi
Memento Films International, Asghar Farhadi Production, Arte France Cinema
Born 1972. Asghar Farhadi was born in Iran. He became interested in cinema when he was a teenager and started his education in filmmaking by joining the Youth Cinema Society of Esfahan in 1986 where he made 8mm and 16mm short films. He received his Bachelors in Theatre from the School of Dramatic Arts in Tehran University in 1998 and his Masters in Stage Direction a few years later. Farhadi made his directorial debut, Dance in the Dust (2003) and a year later, Beautiful City (2004). His third film, Fireworks Wednesday (2006), won the Gold Hugo at the 2006 Chicago IFF. His fourth film, About Elly (2009) won the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin IFF as well as Best Picture at Tribeca FF. It was also Iran's official submission for the Foreign Language Film competition of Academy Awards in 2009. His next film, Nader and Simin, a Separation (2011), became a sensation. It got critical acclaim inside and outside of Iran; Roger Ebert called it "the best picture of the year," and it was awarded Golden Bear for Best Film and Prize of the two Silver Bear for the Best Group of Actors and the Best Group of Actresses from Berlin IFF, and also won National Board of Review, Golden Globes, César Award, Independent Spirit Award, etc., and ultimately the Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, making him the first Iranian filmmaker ever to win an Oscar. Farhadi made his sixth movie, The Past (2013) in France. Berenice Bejo won the Best Actress Prize from Cannes IFF. The Past also was nominated in Golden Globe for the Best Foreign Language Film and won the Best Foreign Language Film of National Board of Reviews and was nominated in 5 categories of Cesar Awards including Directing, Best Actress and Best Script. Farhadi made his seventh film, The Salesman (2016) in Iran. He received the Best Screenwriter Prize at Cannes IFF. Shahab Hosseini also received the Best Actor Prize at Cannes for performing in The Salesman. The film brought the second Oscar for Iran in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Farhadi’s next film, the psychological thriller Everybody Knows, opened the 2018 Cannes IFF in competition.
Janali (1988), Radio (1989), The World of Walls (1990), The Adventures of Mr. Filmmaker (1991), The Eyes (1992), The Wire (1998), Dancing in the Dust (2003), Beautiful City (2004), Fireworks Wednesday (2006), About Elly (2009), Nader and Simin, a Separation (2011), The Past (2013), The Salesman (2016), Everybody Knows (2018), A Hero (2021).