Farhadi will be celebrated for his recent film “A Hero”, released by Amazon Studios, as well as for his body of work which includes “A Separation”, “Everybody Knows” and “The Salesman”, Varitey reported.
“With ‘A Hero’, Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi reaffirms his place at the forefront of international writer-directors,” said VarietyExecutive Vice President of Content, Steven Gaydos. “The Film Grand Prize at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival was only the beginning of its international recognition. As with “A Separation” and “The Salesman,” Farhadi has once again garnered praise from film critics and rewards voters who appreciate Farhadi’s now recognized virtues of densely layered storylines and complex, sophisticated performances, all in between. hands of a master of discreet staging. and a compelling and thoughtful humanism.
Past recipients of the Creative Impact in Directing Award include Ryan Coogler, Patty Jenkins, Rob Marshall, Steve McQueen, Jeff Nichols, Todd Phillips and many more. The 10 directors to watch this year are Aitch Alberto (“Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe”), Mariama Diallo (“Master”), Audrey Diwan (“Happening”), Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The lost girl”) , Tatiana Huezo (“Prayers for the Stolen”), Nikyatu Jusu (“Nanny”), Megan Park (“The Fallout”), Cooper Raiff (“Cha Cha Real Smooth”), Goran Stolevski (“You will not be alone” ) and Krystin Ver Linden (“Alice”).
The Palm Springs International Film Festival (www.psfilmfest.org) will be held January 6-17.