The intricate plot, about a wedding upended by a kidnapping, revolves around the destructive power of unspoken grudges and half-buried memories.
Netflix, schedule changes, banned filmmakers, anxious critics. It’s been a busy three days at the world’s most glamorous — and French — film festival.
Two directors in the running for the film festival’s top prize, Kirill S. Serebrennikov of Russia and Jafar Panahi of Iran, are barred from travel by their governments.
A coalition of movie theaters have organized screenings, to be shown in May, featuring films from countries named in President Trump’s travel ban.
Ms. Davis won best supporting actress for “Fences.” Mahershala Ali, Asghar Farhadi and Ezra Edelman provided other memorable moments.
In a joint letter, the five directors say that whoever wins, the Oscar will be dedicated to activists and others “who uphold freedom of expression.”
Asghar Farhadi, the director of “The Salesman,” has said he won’t attend the Oscars ceremony even if he were granted an exception to President Trump’s visa ban.
With the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi in the news because of Trump's visa ban, now is a good time to take a look at his film and others in the race.
Before, people looked askance at serious mentions of policy at movie awards ceremonies. Now, it seems to be expected in winners’ speeches.