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Tehran Oscar ceremony for Iran director canceled

A Tehran ceremony to hail Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar win for his movie “A Separation” has been cancelled by authorities, media reported on Monday without giving an explanation. The Centre for Directors and the Supreme Council for Iranian Filmmakers issued a joint statement to Farhadi saying “we were planning…

Oscar-winning Iranian director pleads for ‘no hostility’

In one of the more poignant moments at the Academy Awards Sunday evening, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi displayed his admiration for his country in a passionate acceptance speech for his movie winning the Best Foreign Film award. “At this time, many Iranians are all over the world are watching us,…

Iranians overjoyed at first Oscar win

Iranians took to the Internet and mobile phones on Monday to proclaim their pride and joy at their country’s first win at the Oscars– and at the speech by triumphant director Asghar Farhadi putting culture above politics. Messages flooded SMS servers and social networks moments after the movie, “A Separation,” was awarded the best…

Global politics loom over Oscar foreign film event

BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – Nominees for the best foreign language film Oscar gathered on Saturday for an annual symposium to discuss their films, but a cloud of global politics loomed over the event in which Iranian and Israeli filmmakers both took part. One day earlier in Los Angeles, Iranian…

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