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Two-Time Oscar Winner Asghar Farhadi Lines Up New Film ‘A Hero’, Memento To Launch Must-Have Arthouse Pic At Efm

Two-Time Oscar Winner Asghar Farhadi Lines Up New Film ‘A Hero’, Memento To Launch Must-Have Arthouse Pic At Efm

Exclusive: Two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi is heading into production on new film A Hero, we can reveal.

The Farsi-language project will enter pre-production in two months and is due to shoot in Shiraz, Iran, this summer. Paris-based Memento Films International will launch world sales next week at the Efm in Berlin, where it is sure to be among the most prized arthouse projects in the market.

Plot details are being kept under wraps on the film, which marks a return to Iran and his native language for The Salesman and A Separation director after Cannes opener Everybody Knows with Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. We hear the drama is suspenseful – in keeping with Farhadi’s oeuvre – and that the director will be working with well known Iranian actors who haven’t worked with him before.

Producers are Farhadi and regular collaborator Alexandre Mallet-Guy of Memento Films Production, which has

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