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Tina Hassannia is the Executive Editor of Movie Mezzanine and the author of Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema (available from The Critical Press). She writes about film, television, and culture for outlets like The Guardian, Village Voice, VICEThe Globe and Mail, National PostRoger Ebert, CBC, and others. She is based in Toronto and a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association.

Tina was born in Tehran during the tumultuous Iran-Iraq war following the Islamic Revolution, but grew up in a sleepy Canadian suburb. She received a B.A. (Hon) in Communication and Psychology from the University of Ottawa and served as Arts & Culture Editor for the university newspaper, Fulcrum. She went back to school to specialize in film, earning a second B.A. (Hon) in Film Studies from Carleton University. You’ve Got Mail is one of her favourite films.