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Ranked: Asghar Farhadi

Nobody in the contemporary filmmaking scene is making films like Asghar Farhadi today. This Persian filmmaker has an innate talent & uncanny ability to take a simple premise & seemingly straightforward situation and seamlessly turn it into a complex, challenging & captivating moral conundrum while also adding ample depth to story & characters to deliver films that explore the human condition.

His stories often start on deceptively simple note but gradually develop into an increasingly tense, gripping & nerve-wracking dramas that unravel with the nail-biting suspense & cut-throat intensity of first-rate thrillers. Having made most of his films in his native nation, nearly all of his films serve as a microcosm of modern Iran and explore the nation's class, social structures & cultural norms without being too…

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  • A Separation

    1

  • About Elly

    2

  • A Hero

    3

  • The Salesman

    4

  • Fireworks Wednesday

    5

  • The Past

    6

  • Everybody Knows

    7

  • Beautiful City

    8

  • Dancing in the Dust

    9