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Asghar Farhadi Forcefully Denies Plagiarism Allegations: ‘My Film Was Not Based on the Documentary’

Click here to read the full article. Speaking about the matter for the first time in public, Asghar Farhadi forcefully denied that he plagiarized his 2021 film “A Hero.” “My film was not based on the documentary,” the Iranian Oscar-winning directed said on Tuesday afternoon at the Cannes Film Festival. “I think the matter will no doubt be cleared up. And I’m sorry it has created so much ill feeling.” An Iranian court is hearing a case involving a former student, Azadeh Masihzadeh, who has accused Farhadi of copying the idea for his movie from a documentary that she showed him in...
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Asghar Farhadi Talks For First Time About ‘A Hero’ Plagiarism Claims: “I’m Sorry It Has Created So Much Ill Feeling” — Cannes Jury Press Conference

Click here to read the full article. If the jury press conference for the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is anything to go by, we’re in for a pretty punchy ride on the Croisette the next few weeks. Iranian director Asghar Fahradi spoke for the first time of a plagiarism suit that was filed against him from his former film student Azadeh Masihzadeh, who accused him of stealing the idea of last year’s Cannes Grand Prix winner A Hero. Masihzadeh claims the two-time Oscar-winning director took the idea directly from her 2018 documentary All Winners, All Losers. The director, who...
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Asghar Farhadi Denies He Plagiarized ‘A Hero’: ‘My Film Is Not Based on the Documentary’

Click here to read the full article. If two-time Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi thought it was safe to attend Cannes 2022 as a member of the competition jury, he was mistaken. At the end of the opening day jury press conference, a reporter confronted him with questions about documentarian Azadeh Masihzadeh’s accusation that he plagiarized his film “A Hero” from her 2018 non-fiction film “All Winners, All Losers,” about Mohammad Reza Shokri, a man who returned money he had found during his leave from a Shiraz debtors’ prison. Masihzadeh is a former film student of Farhadi’s. Speaking on the issue for...
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Cannes: Asghar Farhadi Denies Plagiarism Claims

Asghar Farhadi used the platform of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival to forcefully deny allegations that he plagiarized his 2021 film A Hero. A former student of the two-time Oscar winner has accused Farhadi of stealing the premise for A Hero from her original documentary All Winners, All Losers, without giving her credit. The claims are the subject of an ongoing court case in Iran. More from The Hollywood ReporterCannes: IFC Films Takes Cristian Mungiu's 'R.M.N.' for North AmericaCannes: Bleecker Street Lands Emily Bronte Movie 'Emily' for U.S.Forest Whitaker Says Cannes Was Where He Was "Acknowledged as an Artist for the First...
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‘Titane’ Actor Vincent Lindon to Lead 75th Cannes Film Festival Jury with Noomi Rapace, Jeff Nichols, Asghar Farhadi

Click here to read the full article. Following a tortuous journey and dozens of crazy rumors, the Cannes Film Festival has landed Vincent Lindon, the French actor of last year’s Palme d’Or winning “Titan,” as jury president of its 75th edition. Lindon, who won best actor in 2015 for his role in Stephane Brizé’s movie “The Measure of a Man,” will be the first French star to be jury president since Isabelle Huppert in 2009. The festival said “French celebrities have often held this role in an anniversary year, such as Yves Montand in 1987 for the 40th Festival, Gérard Depardieu...
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Vincent Lindon Set As Jury President For Cannes Film Festival; Rebecca Hall, Noomi Rapace, Jeff Nichols & Asghar Farhadi Among Jury Members

Click here to read the full article. The Cannes Film Festival has set Vincent Lindon as its jury president for the 75th edition, which kicks off next month. The French actor, who won the Best Actor award in Cannes in 2015 for his role in The Measure Of A Man, starred in last year’s Palme d’Or winner Titane. Joining jury this year are: actor-director-writer Rebecca Hall; Swedish star Noomi Rapace; director-screenwriter Jeff Nichols; Iranian director-writer Asghar Farhadi; India’s Deepika Padukone; Italian actor-director Jasmine Trinca; French director-writer-actor Ladj Ly; and Norwegian helmer Joachim Trier. The festival also announced that Trinca’s debut feature film...
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