26 May 2024
Monday 22 December 2014 - 22:51
Story Code : 1291

'A Separation' Oscar, a victory over Israel

IranwonanotherroundofconflictwithIsrael,butin a differentground.

Internationally-acclaimed Iranian drama A Separation won the best foreign language film Oscar on Sunday.

In the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year category, the Iranian family drama went up against Bullheadby Michael R. Roskam (Belgium),Footnoteby Joseph Cedar (Israel),In Darknessby Agnieszka Holland (Poland), andMonsieur Lazharby Philippe Falardeau (Canada).

In the foreign language category, Farhadi's 'A Separation' left behind films from Belgium, Poland, Canada, and Israel, the latter has had a wide reflection in the Iranian and Western media.

Russia today quoted Iran's state TV which has called the country's Best Foreign Film Oscar win by 'A Separation' a victory over Israel. Tehrans state television said the award succeeded in "leaving behind" a film from the "Zionist regime," according to RT.

According to Washington post, Iran hailed the country's first Oscar-winning film as a triumph over arch-foe Israel.

Javad Shamaghdari, head of the state Cinematic Agency, lauded the Iranian Oscar win, saying that "American judgment bowed for Iranian culture," the semiofficial Mehr News Agency reported.

Shamaghdari also portrayed the Oscar win as the "beginning of the collapse" of Israeli influence that "beats the drum of war" in the U.S. and elsewhere, according to Mehr.

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