Asghar Farhadi's film "A Hero" nominated for Humanitas Prize
Farhadi’s film competes in the Drama Feature Film category alongside “CODA” written by Sian Heder, “Nine Days” written by Edson Oda, and “The Starling” written by Matt Harris.
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s “A Hero” has been nominated for the Humanitas Prize. Farhadi’s film competes in the Drama Feature Film category alongside “CODA” written by Sian Heder, “Nine Days” written by Edson Oda, and “The Starling” written by Matt Harris.
The Humanitas Prizes are presented to television and film writers whose work deliberately and nuancedly explores the human condition. A trophy and monetary reward are given out to winners at an annual event in Beverly Hills, California, where awards are given out in nine categories.
Following a two-year break brought on by the COVID-19 epidemic, the winners will be presented with their trophies on September 9 during an in-person event.
The Human Family Educational and Cultural Institute - Humanitas gives out the Humanitas Prizes.
“A Hero”, a co-production between Paris and Tehran, shadows Rahim, who is imprisoned for being unable to pay back a debt. During a two-day leave of absence from prison, Rahim attempts to have his creditor extract his complaint about a portion of the sum he owed, however, things don’t go as planned.
“A Hero”, the winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes 2021, was shortlisted in the international feature film category of the 2022 Oscars. Farhadi previously won two Oscars for his two drama films "A Separation" (2011) and "The Salesman" (2016).
The first Iran Screen Filmmakers Celebration, which was launched by the Directors Guild of Iran to choose the year's top directors for motion picture and home video network works, recognized Farhadi for his efforts regarding the movie with an award.
In addition, Farhadi was chosen as the best director for the movie at the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in November.