A Separation won worldwide notice and Oscar acclaim, and it wouldn’t take long before we saw another project from director Asghar Farhadi.
Maybe because Iran, his native land, is famous for censorship, that Farhadi decided to make his next project in Paris, France. The untitled drama will be Farhadi’s first feature to shoot outside of Iran, and will have oscar winning French starlet Marion Cotillard on board.
Farhadi is currently finalizes the script, but producer Alexander Mallet-Guy revealed to Le FilmFrançais via Screen Daily that like A Separation, this will be an emotional thriller with a social element that Farhadi says will, “present the viewers of my films with questions rather than answers; something the world needs more than ever today. Posing new questions to old answers. Perhaps this cinema can be named an inquiring cinema.”
The untitled Asghar Farhadi project has a projected budget of €11 million, and is anticipated to shoot in Paris this fall.