Asghar Farhadi

‘Abbott Elementary,’ ‘Pachinko’ Among Nominees for 46th Annual Humanitas Prizes

Humanitas has revealed the nominees for this year’s Humanitas Prizes, which recognize “television and film writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced way.” The award…

Cannes Film Festival Winners Announced (Updating Live)

CANNES — The awards show for the 75th anniversary Cannes Film Festival is underway, bringing 12 days of competition between 21 international features to a close. “Benedetta” star…

Cannes Awards Predictions: Can the Dardennes Win the Palme d’Or a Third Time?

The 2022 Cannes Film Festival is nearing its conclusion, and soon the jury will be selecting awards for this year’s impressive, albeit quieter, slate of films. After last…

Iranian Serial Killer Movie ‘Holy Spider’ — Which Pushes Envelope With Nudity, Sex and Graphic Strangling Scenes — Stuns Cannes

“Holy Spider,” a gritty drama about a real-life Iranian serial killer, stunned the Cannes Film Festival at its premiere on Sunday afternoon, earning a thunderous seven-minute standing ovation…

Deepika Padukone on Cannes Jury Experience: ‘The Palais Gives Me Goosebumps’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Top Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, who also has a Hollywood presence (“xXx: Return of Xander Cage”), is having the time of her life serving on the Cannes jury.…

New Wave of Iranian Cinema Set to Burst Out in Cannes

Though Iran is in the throes of a deep economic crisis, battered by hard-line politics and a mismanaged pandemic, it’a shaping up to be a great year for…

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Gives Emotional Cannes Opening Night Speech: ‘The Dictator Will Lose’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy outshone all of the stars at the Cannes Film Festival after he addressed the opening night crowd of actors and filmmakers, delivering an emotional…

COVID-19 or Not, Cannes 2022 Kicks Off With Glamour, a French Zombie Movie and Few Masks

A blazing hot beach day in the South of France was interrupted by a flock of men dressed in penguin-black tuxedos and women in shimmering ballgowns. They marched…

Asghar Farhadi Forcefully Denies Plagiarism Allegations: ‘My Film Was Not Based on the Documentary’

Asghar Farhadi forcefully denied that he plagiarized his 2021 film “A Hero.” “My film was not based on the documentary,” the Iranian Oscar-winning directed said on Tuesday afternoon…

Cannes Festival Adds Two More Films to 2022 Official Selection

The Cannes Film Festival has added two more films to the Official Selection of the 75th edition, which will kick off on May 17. Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s “As Bestas,”…

‘Titane’ Actor Vincent Lindon to Lead 75th Cannes Film Festival Jury

Following a tortuous journey and dozens of crazy rumors, the Cannes Film Festival has landed Vincent Lindon, the French actor of last year’s Palme d’Or winning “Titan,” as…