عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this article is to review three films by Asghar Farhadi - "Chaharshanbe Soori", "About Eli" and " Nader’s Separation from Simin" - which deal with the subject of lies. The authors tried to investigate the contexts and functions of falsehood in these three cinematic narratives by using narrative analysis and using semiotic methods and physical codes (technical, social, and ideological codes). The present study, by dividing lies into three types of lies as a loophole, lies as traps and weapons, and lies as Facilitator (facilitator of daily affairs), shows that lies in Farhadi's works originate from urgency and act as an escape route. Meanwhile, the semiotics of the three films show that the Iranian society shown in these works and its requirements for the characters of the three narratives, there is no escape but resorting to lies in the face of various issues.
Mohammad Reza Javadi Yeganeh