What is the essence of love when the typical trappings of romantic infatuation are stripped away? Compartment No. 6, the third feature film by Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen, offers one answer: acceptance.
‘A Hero’ makes a statement about the choices that poverty and powerlessness force on us. Farhadi poses to us an uncomfortable question: in a world where not all have the luxury of pure motives, is it the act or the intention that counts?
Questions have circulated in some circles about why the film, which chronicles the rise of one of the most remarkable pairs of female athletes ever seen, is centered around a man. It is evident within the first two minutes why Richard Williams is a worthy subject in his own right.