Farhadi, Asghar ( born 7 May 1972, Isfahan)
Asghar Farhadi is an Iranian film director and screenwriter who won his first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with 'A Separation' in 2012.
In 2017, 'The Salesman' brought him the second Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Farhadi’s latest film 'Everybody Knows' starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem premiered at 2018 edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
Farhadi, who the New York Times has called Iran’s greatest director, is one of only six filmmakers to win the international Oscar multiple times, and he is the only director to have achieved the feat since the early 1980s.
When ‘The Salesman’ won the foreign language Oscar in 2016, Farhadi declined to attend the event in protest at Trump’s travel ban.