Asghar Farhadi

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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(...)

Negar Javaherian as Sara

This tremendously sure-footed debut feature from Iranian director Nima Javidi is already being talked about as this year’s A Separation; it carries th(...)

The figure of Mohammad Mossadegh, the prime minister of Iran who was overthrown by the CIA and MI6 in 1953, continues to haunt Iran, as in this painting by Farideh Lashai. Photograph: Nazanin Paykar-Ara

A tall, ravishing brunette with a superior air, drenched in Chanel 5, greets visitors to a gallery opening in north Tehran. Women flaunt their long(...)

The Past

Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa, excellent) returns to France from Iran, ostensibly to finalise his divorce from Marie (Bérénice Bejo), whom he has not seen(...)

Director Abdellatif Kechiche (centre), and actors Lea Seydoux (left) and Adele Exarchopoulos on stage at the Cannes Film Festival after he received the Palme d’Or award for the film ‘La Vie D’Adele’. Photograph: Reuters/Eric Gaillard

The Cannes Film Festival came to a close last night with the presentation of the Palme d’Or, awarded for best fil(...)

The streets of Cannes were, yesterday afternoon, buzzing with a proper grown-up news story when it emerged that $1 million worth of jewels had been robbed from a room in the Novotel Hotel. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The streets of Cannes were, yesterday afternoon, buzzing with a proper grown-up news story when it emerged that $1 million worth of jewels had (...)

Director Asghar Farhadi (R) and cast member Berenice Bejo pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of the film ‘Le Passe’ (The Past) in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival. Photograph:
Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

The Past **** Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Starring Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis (...)

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