Episode 164: Asghar Farhadi

After some unfortunate and inadvertent delays, the Director's Club is back to the podcasting trade with an episode on the amazing Iranian director Asghar Farhadi! With the help of the Chicago Film Discussion Group's Peter Richards, we have a deep exploration into his films, which at their best explore the conflicts between people in a way that combines Hitchcockian intensity, an astounding attention to detail, and tremendous performances delivered with a grace that feels effortless, and has led to some of the most remarkable films in the past 20 years.

(00:00) Brief intro to notable films and filmmakers of the Iranian New Wave
(15:52) "Dancing in the Dust" ("White Wedding", Billy Idol)
(33:20) "The Beautiful City" ("The Mercy Seat", Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
(51:21) "Fireworks Wednesday" ("Fireworks", The Blue Oyster Cult)
(1:13:30) "About Elly" ("Disappear", INXS)
(1:48:52) "A Separation" ("We Just Disagree", Dave Mason)
(2:26:48) "The Past" ("Living in the Past", Jethro Tull)
(2:59:51) "Salesman" ("Death of a Salesman", Low)
(3:22:00) "Everybody Knows" ("Everybody Knows", Leonard Cohen)