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Iran’s ‘A Separation’ wins best foreign language Oscar

Crew of “A Separation” (from left) actress Sarina Farhadi, her father director Asghar Farhadi, actress Leyla Hatami, actor Peyman Moadi, and director of photography Mahmoud Kalari on the red carpet. — Reuters picCrew of “A Separation” (from left) actress Sarina Farhadi, her father director Asghar Farhadi, actress Leyla Hatami, actor Peyman Moadi, and director of photography Mahmoud Kalari on the red carpet. — Reuters picLOS 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

 

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