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Congratulations to Oscar Winner Asghar Farhadi

At Sunday night’s Academy Awards® ceremony, Iranian director/writer Asghar Farhadi took the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® for his drama THE SALESMAN. The American Film Institute congratulates Farhadi on his second Oscar win — he won previously for A SEPARATION (2011) — as the filmmaker has served as the AFI Conservatory Artist-in-Residence for the past two…

AFI Statement on Asghar Farhadi

Asghar Farhadi has served as Artist-in-Residence for the past two years at the AFI Conservatory, and his classes had a profound impact upon the 250 young men and women who attend AFI from around the world.

AFI FEST 2016 World Cinema Lineup

AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi has unveiled its expansive, annual World Cinema lineup. World Cinema showcases the most acclaimed international films of the year and features 33 films from 28 countries, including seven official Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® entries: DEATH IN SARAJEVO (DIR Danis Tanović), THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI…

The AFI Interview: Asghar Farhadi on THE SALESMAN, Inspired by Hitchcock and Kiarostami

Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi — this year’s Artist-in-Residence at the AFI Conservatory — returns to his neorealist roots with THE SALESMAN, the suspenseful tale of married couple of theater actors, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), starring in a performance of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” Their lives are thrown into turmoil after Rana is attacked…

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