LOS ANGELES, Feb 27 — “A Separation” won the Oscar for best foreign language film yesterday, becoming the first Iranian movie to clinch the honour.
The film, directed by Asghar Farhadi, focuses on a couple going through a divorce and touches on tradition, justice and male-female relationships in modern Iran.
“A Separation” was regarded as the front-runner for the foreign language Oscar after sweeping the awards circuit in Europe and the United States.
It was the second Iranian film to be nominated for an Oscar and the first to win. — Reuters