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A Hero

Directed by Asghar Farhadi
127 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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Straight from the Cannes Competition: the latest feature from celebrated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, Sydney Film Prize 2011, Oscar Best Foreign Language Film 2012).
Rahim is in jail because he was unable to pay a debt. He secures a two-day leave of absence from prison, during which he hopes to convince his creditor to withdraw the complaint. But things don't go as planned. With A Hero, Farhadi returns to Iran and his native language Farsi, following his 2018 Spanish feature Everybody Knows. One of the few directors to have won two Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, critics have praised Farhadi's ability to weave moral ambiguity into intimate and intense dramas and stories of official intransigence. With A Hero, starring actor Amir Jadidi (Zero Day) and actor-screenwriter-director Mohsen Tanabandeh (The Oath), Farhadi has added yet another exceptional title to his highly accomplished filmography.
A truly compelling drama anchored by the remarkable central performance of Amir Jadidi as a man who is almost undone by one selfless gesture that goes viral.
Lee Marshall, Screen International
The brilliance of Jadidi’s performance isn’t in his soft likeability, but rather in the character’s performance of it; how Rahim leans into it, pushes against it, and tries to pull himself out from a tailspin of bad decisions even as he keeps making them worse.
David Ehrlich, IndieWire


Fri 5 Nov
Ritz Cinemas Randwick 1
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Tue 9 Nov
Ritz Cinemas Randwick 5
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Fri 12 Nov
State Theatre
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Unclassified 18+
In Farsi with English subtitles
Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh
Asghar Farhadi
Ali Ghazi
Haydeh Safiyari
Cannes Selected, Middle East, Politics & Economics
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Hi Gloss Entertainment
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