Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Salesman wins Oscar for best foreign-language film

The Salesman Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman has won the 2017 Academy Award for best foreign-language film. The award was accepted by two prominent Iranian-Americans who represented Farhadi, who boycotted the Oscars over US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning visitors from seven Muslim countries. Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian space tourist, read out a statement […]

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Academy stands by Asghar Farhadi amid US President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban

Director Asghar Farhadi attends the Golden Globe Foreign Language Film Symposium presented by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association & The American Cinematheque, in Hollywood, California, on January 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it is “extremely troubling” that Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi may not attend the […]

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