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    Sleeper of the Week: 'About Elly'

    Before "A Separation" and "The Past," Asghar Farhadi already showed promise.

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    Exclusive Excerpt: New Book Examines Contemporary Iran in Asghar Farhadi Films

    Written by Tina Hassannia, "Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema" combines the romantic tradition of close reading with the precise historical, and in some cases, contemporary, context.

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    Foreign Oscar Entry Review: The Past (Le Passé)

    The Past, Iran's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. : Sony Pictures Classics. International Sales Agent: Memento Films International

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    Watch: Exclusive Scene From Asghar Farhadi's Cannes Winner 'The Past'

    A hit at this year's Cannes Film Festival where it snagged its lead actress Bérénice Bejo the Best Actress prize over some tough competition from the likes of Marion Cotillard and Tilda Swinton, Asghar Farhadi's follow-up to "A Separation," "The Past," finally opens this Friday in select theaters, d...

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    Asghar Farhadi On Oscar Odds For 'The Past,' Iranian Filmmaking, Directing An Opera And Making An English-Language Movie

    It is a good time to be Asghar Farhadi. The Iranian director's last film, "A Separation," received acclaim all over the world, a journey that culminated with its Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. Farhadi became the first Iranian to be accorded with this honor. Later that year, he...

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    Interview: Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi on his film 'The Past'

    Less than two years after winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with A Separation, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi returns with yet another astonishing family drama. In The Past his characters are forced to come to terms with their memories and regrets as the story unfolds like ri...

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    'The Past' Star Bérénice Bejo on Her Cannes Award Winning Performance and Working With Asghar Farhadi For Half a Year

    Returning to Cannes following her international breakthrough performance in 2011's awards juggernaut "The Artist," directed by her husband Michel Hazanavicius, Oscar nominee Bérénice Bejo returned the Croisette this year with another film to sure to return her to the forefront of awards talk -- Asgh...

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    'The Past' Director Asghar Farhadi Says Illusion That Audiences Don't Like Complication Is Hurting American Cinema (Q&A)

    Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi has created one of the best screenplays of the year with "The Past," a measured domestic drama where every frame counts. In a recent Q & A with the LA Times' Mark Olsen, Farhadi, with help from a translator, discussed the film, his idiosyncratic writing process...

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