“A Hero” is one of the potential competition films for this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film features well-known Iranian actors and has a script that is still hidden. Memento Films International said the script “addresses many of the current problems of our modern societies.” The expected Persian film marks Farhadi’s return to his hometown Iran. He previously directed the Golden Bear winner “A Separation” in Berlin and “The Salesman”, both of which won an Oscar for best foreign film.
Farhadi most recently directed the Spanish drama “Everybody Knows” starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, which opened the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. The film was nominated for the Goya Awards for best film, director, actor, actress and script. Farhadi is the producer of “A Hero” with his regular colleague Alexandre Mallet-Guy at Memento Films Production, where he worked with Farhadi on his last three films.