Asghar Farhadi to preside over jury of Sarajevo Film Festival
Art and Experience: Two-time Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi will preside over the jury of the official competition at the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival, the organizers have announced.
The audience will also have a chance to see Farhadi’s latest film “Everybody Knows” in the Open Air program of the festival, which will be held from August 10 to 17.
Starring the Oscar-winning Spanish couple, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, the film opened the 71st Cannes Film Festival. However, it failed to win any awards.
The film has been shot entirely in Spanish on the Iberian Peninsula. It is about Laura, who lives with her husband and children in Buenos Aires. When they return together to her native village in Spain for a family celebration, an unexpected event changes the course of their lives.
“Everybody Knows” is Farhadi’s second film shot in outside of his homeland. In 2012, he directed “The Past” in French in Paris. “The Past” brought its star, Berenice Bejo, the Palme d’Or for best actress in 2013.
Farhadi won his first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with “A Separation” in 2012. In 2017, his film “The Salesman” received the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
“The Salesman” had also brought Farhadi the award for best screenplay for this movie at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in 2016. It also brought Shahab Hosseini the Palme d’Or for best actor.