Amir Jadidi (right) in a scene from A Hero, directed by Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi.
Amir Jadidi (right) in a scene from A Hero, directed by Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi.

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Cannes 2021: A Hero movie review – Asghar Farhadi moral drama sees the Iranian auteur back on top form

  • An intense drama that deals with issues of truth, honesty and the price of freedom, A Hero is an absorbing dissection of Iranian society
  • Placing his protagonist – and the viewer – in a moral maze that must be skilfully negotiated, it is one of Farhadi’s strongest films to date

Amir Jadidi (right) in a scene from A Hero, directed by Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi.
Amir Jadidi (right) in a scene from A Hero, directed by Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi.
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