تاریخ: 21 October 2021

A HERO official representative of the Iranian Cinema in 2022 Oscars

According to the PR department of Farabi Cinema Foundation, “Raed Faridzadeh”, the secretary and spokesman of the Iranian Film committee stated: Due to the modifications made to the rules and regulations of the Oscars and the  deadline change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the work of this committee began with reviewing 44 Iranian films and then they came up with a shortlist of 3 films before making the final decision.

According to Faridzadeh, the committee carefully  reviewed the rules and regulations of the academy and watched the films and after voting and gathering opinions, among the 3 finalists “WASTELAND”, “BANDAR BAND” and “A HERO” directed by Asghar Farhadi. “ A HERO” was selected  and with the signatures of the members of this committee, the film will be introduced as the official representative of Iranian cinema in the  2022 Academy Awards Best International Feature Film Category.

The Iranian film delegation of the representative of Iranian cinema to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar 2022 consisted of Mohammad Ali Najafi (Director and Chairman of the Board of the Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds ), Parivash Nazarieh(Actress), Mehdi Sajadechi (Scriptwriter), Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour (Filmmaker and Festival Director of Fajr International Film Festival), Shadmehr Rastin (Scriptwriter), Fereydoun Jeyrani ( Scriptwriter and Director), Rasoul SadrAmeli ( Producer and Director), Rami Heydari Faroughi (Director) and  Raed Faridzadeh (Secretary of the International Council and Head of   International Affairs at the Farabi Cinema Foundation) also  accompanied the group as a legal member.