'A Hero' intriguingly explores how no good deed goes unpunished

Published Jan 24 2022 at 3:27 PM GMT
  • As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished.
  • Directed by Asghar Farhadi, A Hero is the latest from the Iranian director lauded for his Oscar-winning films A Separation and The Salesman.
  • A moving portrait of social realism hinged around the idea of a "noble deed" and its brittle power to determine one's reputation, the film premiered in Cannes where it took home the Grand Prix.
  • Produced by Amazon Studios, it's Iran's selection for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars, and it just arrived on Prime Video.
  • Set in the city of Shiraz, Iran, the film centres around Rahim (Amir Jadidi), a calligrapher who's serving time in prison for not repaying his creditor.



  • Published Jan 24, 2022 3:27 PM GMT