Asghar Farhadi was born in Isfahan, Iran. He received his master's degree in stage direction from Tehran University. He has directed the features Dancing in the Dust (03), Beautiful City (04), Fire-works Wednesday (06), About Elly (09), A Separation (11) and The Past (13).
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s latest works as a companion to his Academy Award-winning film A Separation. Where that film chronicled the collapse of a marriage, The Past opens with a couple reconvening to finalize a divorce after four years apart—only to discover that closure isn’t so easy.