Asghar Farhadi

From left, Javier Bardem, Eduard Fernández, Ricardo Darín and Penelope Cruz appear in “Everybody Knows.” (Courtesy Teresa Isasi/Focus Features)

Domestic drama outshines thrills in ‘Everybody Knows’

Asghar Farhadi, known for his textured Iranian dramas including the Oscar-winning “A…

 

Taraneh Alidoosti, left, and Shahab Hosseini are excellent in “The Salesman.” (Courtesy Cohen Media Group)

‘Salesman’ another captivating drama by Asghar Farhadi

Were he a lesser talent, Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi might seem to…

 

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‘About Elly’ a tense, tragic, human thriller

Secrets and lies of the Iranian kind make for rich, immersing viewing…

 

COURTESY PHOTOBérénice Bejo and Ali Mosaffa play a couple in transition in “The Past

A divorce unfolds with humanity, nuance in ‘The Past’

Linked by romances old and new, two Paris households experience upheaval when…

COURTESY PHOTOBérénice Bejo and Ali Mosaffa play a couple in transition in “The Past