This is the fourth time the Iranian filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi, is nominated for the foreign language film award at Golden Globe. His previous movies "A Separation", "The Past", and "The Salesman" found their way into the final list in the category in 2012, 2014, and 2016 respectively.
Asghar Farhadi's film 'A Hero" is a leading contender in the best international film race. It is the only film from the Middle East to receive a nomination. It competes with Russia's Compartment No. 6, Japan's Drive My Car, Italy's The Hand of God and Spain's Parallel Mothers.
The drama, the fourth by Farhadi, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year where it won the Grand Prix. It is also Iran’s official Oscar entry for 2022 and will be released in US theaters on January 7 before it launches online on Amazon Prime Video on January 21.
The film follows the story of Rahim (Amir Jadidi), a family man who is imprisoned because of a debt that he is unable to repay. When on a two-day leave from prison, he tries to convince his creditor to cancel the complaint against him, but events then spiral out of control.
He will be honoured with Variety's Creative Impact in Directing Award as part of its annual "10 Directors to Watch" at the Palm Springs film festival, which takes places at the Palm Springs Convention Centre and runs until January 17.
Farhadi will be recognised for A Hero as well as his entire body of work, which includes A Separation, The Salesman and Everybody Knows.