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A Hero

PG 128 MIN
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Synopsis

Fresh from taking out the Grand Prix award at Cannes, widely celebrated two-time Academy Award winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi is back with a new complex morality tale that many are calling his best since the Oscar Winning A Separation.

A richly textured take on gossip, social media and public perception, A HERO follows Rahim (the brilliant Amir Jadidi) a down and out calligrapher who is stuck in prison for a debt he is unable to pay. When he is unexpectedly granted a two-day release, Rahim is presented with a golden opportunity to pay off his debt and secure his freedom.

But much like life itself, things don’t go as planned. In what is a Farhadi house style, moral conundrums suddenly abound. One simple decision sees Rahim celebrated, but quickly people, including importantly his creditor, begin to question the humble prisoner’s story. Tense, unpredictable and darkly funny, the drama that ensues is vintage Farhadi – all the way to the final scene. A frequent entry in many major outlet’s top 10 lists, the master auteur has once again made one of the most eagerly anticipated cinematic gems of the year.

Awards

WINNER: GRAND PRIX, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2021

WINNER: FRANCOIS CHALAIS PRIZE, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2021

WINNER: BEST SCREENPLAY, NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

WINNER: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM, NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

WINNER: ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING: ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS

WINNER: BEST MOTION PICTURE, HAFEZ AWARDS 

NOMINATION: IRANIAN ENTRY, THE 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS.

Movie Information

Release date

Thursday 9th June

Duration

128 min

Rating

PG

Cast

Mohsen Tanabandeh, Amir Jadidi, Sarina Farhadi, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Sahar Goldoust, Maryam Shahdaie, Saleh Karimai

Director

Asghar Farhadi

Genre

Drama

Language

Farsi with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Pentridge Cinema, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, The Kino, Palace Westgarth, Palace Norton Street, Palace Central, Palace Verona, Palace Byron Bay, Palace James St, Palace Barracks, Palace Electric Cinema, Palace Raine Square



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