Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi in Hong Kong, where he introduced a screening of his latest film, Everybody Knows, set in Spain and starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. Photo: David Wong/SCMP

Double Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi on the perils of Academy Awards and filming outside Iran

  • Everybody Knows director talks about the paradox of filming without censorship: despite shooting in Spain he wanted film to be about issues Iranians relate to
  • He also worries about losing his way as a director after his two best foreign language Oscar wins, for The Salesman and A Separation
Topic |   Asian cinema

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Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi in Hong Kong, where he introduced a screening of his latest film, Everybody Knows, set in Spain and starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. Photo: David Wong/SCMP
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John C. Reilly (right) and Joaquin Phoenix in a still from The Sisters Brothers.

Why this director doesn’t want you watching his films on a mobile phone

  • French director of The Sisters Brothers, Jacques Audiard, says: ‘If I’m going to make a film to be viewed on a mobile phone, what are films for?’
  • Filmmaker also talks about women’s representation at film festivals, his ‘French Scorsese’ nickname, and his biggest influence – Fritz Lang’s silent films
Topic |   European films

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John C. Reilly (right) and Joaquin Phoenix in a still from The Sisters Brothers.
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