Athens International Film Festival

A HERO / GHAHREMAN (Opening Film)

23/09/2021, 21:00, IDEAL

During a two-day leave from prison, where he has been sent due to unpaid debts, a man tries to repay his lender in time. A thoughtless act will, however, result in an avalanche of events at the detriment of those near and dear to him. A great cinematic return for the two-time Oscar winning director of “A Separation” and “The Salesman”, the exemplary screenwriting and directing of this film, with the suspense of a thriller through and through, constitutes a bitter parable of a contemporary world where every action has unexpected consequences and morality remains a fragile notion. Grand Prix winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.


IRAN, FRANCE | 2021 | COLOR | DCP | 127’ | PERSIAN

A man, imprisoned for debt, is out of jail for two days, wishing to pay his lender on time. However, a reckless move will cause an avalanche of events that will shake his credibility and upset his family. A small parable about a modern world full of grey zones, victim of the social media culture and the obsession with the surface of things, where each action has unpredictable consequences and ethics remain a fragile, volatile notion. The director, winner of two Academy Awards, offers us a powerful drama, filled with the tension and suspense of a true thriller. A film with  exemplary screenplay and direction, as well as a great performance by Amir Jadidi. Grand Jury Prize at Cannes. L.K.

DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi
SCREENWRITER: Asghar Farhadi
DoP: Ali Ghazi, Arash Ramezani
EDITOR: Hayedeh Safiyari
PRINCIPAL CAST: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sarina Farhadi, Fereshteh Sadr Orafaie

ASGHAR FARHADI
Iranian director and screenwriter born in 1972, one of the most important of international cinema. He studied Theatre and Dramatic Arts at the Universities of Tehran and Tarbiat Modares (also in Tehran) respectively. Winner of two Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film and three awards at Cannes and Berlin.

FILMOGRAPHY
2021
A Hero
2018 Everybody Knows
2016 The Salesman
2013 The Past
2011 A Separation
2009 Darbareye Elly
2006 Fireworks Wednesday
2004 Beautiful City
2003 Dancing in the Dust



        : Festival Darlings

        DUNE (Closing Film)

        DUNE (Closing Film)

        2/10/2021, 20:30, IDEAL
        2/10/2021, 20:30, DANAOS

        SUBLET

        SUBLET

        23/09/2021, 20:00, AEGLI ZAPPION
        27/09/2021, 22:15, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        TITANE

        TITANE

        24/09/2021, 21:00, DANAOS

        PETITE MAMAN

        PETITE MAMAN

        24/09/2021, 22:00, STELLA
        27/09/2021, 22:30, STELLA

        I’M YOUR MAN / ICH BIN DEIN MENSCH

        I’M YOUR MAN / ICH BIN DEIN MENSCH

        25/09/2021, 19:45, AEGLI ZAPPION

        ZERO FUCKS GIVEN / RIEN À FOUTRE

        ZERO FUCKS GIVEN / RIEN À FOUTRE

        THE RUMBLE OF THE WORLD

        THE RUMBLE OF THE WORLD

        THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD / VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE

        THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD / VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE

        25/09/2021, 22:30, DANAOS

        WHERE IS ANNE FRANK

        WHERE IS ANNE FRANK

        26/09/2021, 18:30, MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PIRAEUS
        27/09/2021, 22:45, IDEAL
        04/10/2021, 18:15, IDEAL

        WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY / GŪZEN TO SŌZŌ

        WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY / GŪZEN TO SŌZŌ

        26/09/2021, 19:00, DANAOS

        THE NIGHT BELONGS TO LOVERS / LA NUIT AUX AMANTS

        THE NIGHT BELONGS TO LOVERS / LA NUIT AUX AMANTS

        26/09/2021, 19:45, AEGLI ZAPPION

        LEAVE NO TRACES / ŻEBY NIE BYŁO ŚLADÓW

        LEAVE NO TRACES / ŻEBY NIE BYŁO ŚLADÓW

        26/09/2021, 21:00, MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PIRAEUS
        29/09/2021, 20:30, FLERRY CINEMA

        THE LAST DUEL

        THE LAST DUEL

        26/09/2021, 21:15, IDEAL

        BELLE / RYU TO SOBAKASU NO HIME

        BELLE / RYU TO SOBAKASU NO HIME

        26/09/2021, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPION
        30/09/2021, 19:45, FLERRY CINEMA

        ALI & AVA

        ALI & AVA

        27/09/2021, 20:00, DANAOS
        29/09/2021, 19:45, AEGLI ZAPPION

        BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN / BABARDEALĂ CU BUCLUC SAU PORNO BALAMUC

        BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN / BABARDEALĂ CU BUCLUC SAU PORNO BALAMUC

        27/09/2021, 20:15, IDEAL

        SWAN SONG

        SWAN SONG

        28/09/2021, 19:30, IDEAL
        2/10/2021, 19:30, FLERRY CINEMA

        RED ROCKET

        RED ROCKET

        28/09/2021, 22:00, IDEAL

        NINJABABY

        NINJABABY

        28/09/2021, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPION
        3/10/2021, 19:30, FLERRY CINEMA

        THE INNOCENTS / DE USKYLDIGE

        THE INNOCENTS / DE USKYLDIGE

        29/09/2021, 19:30, IDEAL

        EARWIG

        EARWIG

        29/09/2021, 22:15, IDEAL

        NO / NÖ

        NO / NÖ

        30/09/2021, 19:15, DANAOS
        3/10/2021, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MEMORIA

        MEMORIA

        30/09/2021, 21:45, IDEAL

        FABIAN - GOING TO THE DOGS / FABIAN ODER DER GANG VOR DIE HUNDE

        FABIAN - GOING TO THE DOGS / FABIAN ODER DER GANG VOR DIE HUNDE

        1/10/2021, 20:30, DANAOS

        AFTER BLUE / PARADIS SALE

        AFTER BLUE / PARADIS SALE

        2/10/2021, 22:15, TRIANON

        THE DOG WHO WOULDN’T BE QUIET / EL PERRO QUE NO CALLA

        THE DOG WHO WOULDN’T BE QUIET / EL PERRO QUE NO CALLA

        3/10/2021, 20:00, IDEAL

        THE FRENCH DISPATCH

        THE FRENCH DISPATCH

        3/10/2021, 21:00, DANAOS