Asghar Farhadi made his first short film at the age of 13, going on to make five more before attending the University of Tehran in 1991 to study theatre, a choice that would influence his filmmaking style significantly. His subsequent feature films (Dancing in the Dust
, Beautiful City
, Fireworks Wednesday
, About Elly
, A Separation
and The Past
) have garnered him multiple awards at festivals around the world, as well as impressive international acclaim. His latest film, The Salesman
, was selected to run in competition at Cannes, the second Farhadi film to be run for the Palme d’Or this year.