Rahim (Amir Jadidi) is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor (Mohsen Tanabandeh) to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don’t go as planned.
From two-time Academy Award®-winning director Asghar Farhadi, A Hero won the Grand Prix award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and is Iran’s official entry to the Academy Awards’ Best International Feature Film award. If won, it would make Farhadi the first 3-time winner of the award since Ingmar Bergman (Screen Daily). Critically acclaimed, the Wall Street Journal calls A Hero “a deliciously ironic, exquisitely complex and mysteriously stirring tale…”.