A HERO OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION
Join us on Thursday 9 June at Luna Leederville as we celebrate Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi's (A Separation) latest feature film, a tale of redemption, veneration and modern morality. From 6.00pm enjoy some hummus, flatbread, Persian baklava, mixed shortbread, ladyfingers and saffron tea (while stocks last) from Saffron Global Groceries, before the film starts at 6.30pm. And, why not try our range of wines purchased from the bar?
Rahim is in jail because he was unable to pay a debt. He secures a two-day leave of absence from prison, during which he hopes to convince his creditor to withdraw the complaint. But things don't go as planned. With A Hero, Farhadi returns to Iran and his native language Farsi, following his 2018 Spanish feature Everybody Knows. One of the few directors to have won two Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, critics have praised Farhadi's ability to weave moral ambiguity into intimate and intense dramas and stories of official intransigence. With A Hero, starring actor Amir Jadidi (Zero Day) and actor-screenwriter-director Mohsen Tanabandeh (The Oath), Farhadi has added yet another exceptional title to his highly accomplished filmography.
Arrival 6.00pm | Film starts 6.30pm
★★★★★ "A superb morality play that immerses us deeply in a society's values and rituals and keeps us guessing right to its powerful final shot." Time Out
★★★★ "In Mr Farhadi's hands it's a deliciously ironic, exquisitely complex and mysteriously stirring tale of a man, his son and family, and the staining of multiple reputations by what seems, at the outset, to be a fairly minor lie." Wallstreet Journal
★★★★ "There's never just one central drama in an Asghar Farhadi film. The Iranian auteur finds ways to bring multiple storylines and culpability together." Toronto Star
Winner: Grand Prix. Cannes Film Festival 2021
Winner: Best Achievement in Directing. Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2021
Click to view David Stratton Recommends - A Hero - for Luna Palace Cinemas
Persian language with English subtitles