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2021 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 8 – Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero

2021 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 8 – Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero

After opening the competition in 2018 with Everybody Knows, Asghar Farhadi truly is in a return to form mode with the set in Iran drama, A Hero – a title that Amazon Studios landed well before the Cannes premiere. Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film for A Separation (2012) and The Salesman (also a comp title in 2017), he also presented The Past in 2013. This features Amir Jadidi in the lead role – pulled in just about every direction.

It was a double dose of great cinema with A Hero being unveiled just before Titane. With a combined average of 3.6, eleven of our critics are giving this 3.5’s and 4’s — making this a great challenger for the Palme d’Or and is that fails – the best choice in the Best Screenplay category.

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2021 Cannes Film Festival Day 9

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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