Asghar Farhadi

Director Asghar Farhadi boycotted the ceremony over the president's travel ban.
"Dividing the world into the us and our enemies categories creates fear."
Pegah Shahbaz, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3 – USPC; Anders Marklund, Lund University; Kim Toft Hansen, Aalborg University
The director behind "The Salesman" explained his decision with a lengthy statement.
Director Asghar Farhadi is one Oscar nominee who could miss the ceremony.
Tokue (Kirin Kiki) stops by to offer her help. Sentaro is hesitant because of her age (76), visible frailty and scarred hands
HH: George mentored me through a veterans organization and has been an immense help in developing my craft. Over the years
One could argue that the only place where the revolutions of the Arab Spring have actually made a change for the better is Tunisia. The North African country has had its own issues since 2011, but perhaps Tunisia's downturn has much to do with its close proximity to terror hotbed Libya.
It's for such reasons that I wish every policy maker trying to work with Iran could school himself in Farhadi's movies and see how every new step and revelation leaves one only deeper in an ever more bewildering maze. What is gambit and what sincere, where devil's advocacy ends and genuine unexpectedness begins, is hard for anyone (even those orchestrating all the moves) ever to know.
One of the signs that our future may turn out to be OK after all for me is watching the upward trend on the types of films that secure distribution in the U.S.
When I began reading all the "anticipated films of 2015" lists, it became pretty clear pretty quick that my own version of that list would differ greatly from most of what I was seeing.