The Middle Geeks Episode 34: ‘A Hero’ Review and Reputation

We are joined by the Organizing Director of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), Donna Farvard, and our friend and Vulture critic Roxana Hadadi to discuss acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film and award-buzzed film, A Hero.

How does this film give insight into Iranian society and systems of reputation? What is Farhadi saying about how we hold each other in esteem, and how quickly that can fade away? We also discuss the Moon Knight trailer and the news that Egyptian director Mohamed Diab will be directing four out of six Archive 81 episodes on Netflix, Mena Massoud’s new Netflix rom-com, give our recommendations, and much more!

Our music is composed by Ashley Hefnawy. You can find more of her music here.

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