Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema with author Tina Hassannia @ Videology (12/14)

Since winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012 for his film A Separation, Asghar Farhadi has been understood to be one of the most important and popular filmmakers in Iran. Toronto-based critic Tina Hassannia, author of the first book-length study of this important artist, Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema, will discuss Farhadi’s work and the current state of Iranian cinema with Godfrey Cheshire (, one of the first critics to bring Iranian cinema to the attention of Western audiences in the 1990s. A book signing will take place afterwards.

308 Bedford Ave #1
Brooklyn, NY
December 14th
5 pm

Towards A New Film Criticism

What is Hollywood? Hollywood is a pool of money, power, and people. Hollywood is a monomaniacal schizophrenic, making films at the voices’ instruction. Each film represents a different voice in its head; some are violent, some frightening, some romantic, some beautiful. But all of them praise the perfect beauty of the commodified image.