From his critically acclaimed breakthrough, the Academy Award-winning “A Separation,” back to 2003’s “Dancing in the Dust,” Iranian-director and screenwriter Asghar Farhadi has created an awe-inspiring filmography. Farhadi’s films are not just the perfect juxtaposition of social consciousness; they are also the all-too-often-unseen quests for morality and fortitude the film industry lacks.
Tina Hassannia––a Toronto-based writer, editor, and film critic––has written an English language (and not to mention well-deserved) book about Farhadi’s films, providing an auteurist stance for cinephiles everywhere to understand and discuss these pulsating films. Whether you have seen his newest film, “The Past,” are a long-standing Farhadi fan, or just want to dive into the repertoire blindly, this video essay is the quintessential starting point.
You can watch this introductory video essay below. [via Fandor]