How an Oscar-nominated director getting caught up in Trump’s travel ban recall lessons learned on a strange trip to Iran

Asghar Farhadi
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, before the Trump administration’s ban on travel to the U.S. from seven countries, including Iran. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

The border guard took my passport and grunted. Two more guards arrived, eyed me, inspected my papers and led me to a room. The door closed. Never a good sign. More