Asghar Farhadi

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Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

Just as Bergman once gave arthouse cinemagoers an image of Stockholm and Ozu gave the same punters a notion of Tokyo, the many great Iranian film-make(...)

O president! My president! Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

“Seems like a lock for best picture” Nobody can stop talking about the stand-away glamorousness of this year’s jury. There’s always a bit of that at (...)

Spike Lee will be back at Cannes with his inelegantly titled dark comedy ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Nobody much questions that the Cannes film festival is at some sort of crossroads. The debate hangs around the extent to which the management intended(...)

Cannes director Thierry Frémaux and president Pierre Lescure announce the selection. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images Images

Official selection Competition Everybody Knows (dir: Asghar Farhadi) – opening film At War (dir: Stéphane Brizé) Dogman (dir: Matteo Garrone)(...)

Cannes film festival director Thierry Frémaux (left) and festival president Pierre Lescure at the presentation of the official selection for the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

As controversy concerning the absence of Netflix films from the Cannes film festival bubbled, festival director Thierry Frémaux announced a programme (...)

Mix-up: La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz holds up the correct best picture winner card, reading  Moonlight, as actor Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel look on. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty

A scarcely credible blunder has overshadowed one of the biggest upsets in recent Oscar history. On Sunday evening, Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight, the stor(...)

Expect a “La La Land” sweep on the night, including best film, best director and best actress

Spoiler alert! La La Land is going to win best picture at this weekend’s Oscars. Roll up the red carpet. Shelve the champagne flutes. Send the televis(...)

Actor Taraneh Alidousti in Tehran, Iran. Photograph: Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images

The star of Iran’s Oscar-nominated movie, The Salesman, said on Thursday she would not attend the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood next month beca(...)

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey

‘Spring is here. Spring is here. Life is skittles. Life is beer.” So sang Tom Lehrer in Poisoning Pigeons in the Park. Or is it early summer? Either(...)

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