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Farhadi and Double Approach Towards His Acclaimed Film

Farhadi and Double Approach Towards His Acclaimed Film
Since Asghar Farhadis film-Nader and Simin, A Separation was released, he hasbeen continuously criticized for different reasons.

Despitereceiving domestic and internationalawards, Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi has dealt with several criticisms since the release of Nader and Simin, A Separation.

The filmwasinitially invaded bysome media for inducing disappointment to the society, encouraging Iranian people to immigrate, etc. But after Nader and Simin, A Separation has been selected for Oscar; the Culture Minister stated that this Iranian film has all the requirements for participation in foreign language film of Oscar but he also added that choosing or not choosing this film for Oscar award is a sign of US policy towards Iran.

Now, after a long wait, the acclaimed Nader and Simin, A Separation directed by Farhadi won the award for best foreign language film at the 69th annual Golden Globe.

In this festival, Farhadi's movie beatThe Flowers of Warfrom China, Belgian movieThe Kid with Bike(Le Gamin au Velo),The Skin I Live In(La piel que habito) by Spanish veteran Pedro Almodovar, andIn the Land of Blood and Honeyfrom Bosnia-Herzegovina by Hollywood star Angelina Jolie.

After Oscar, Golden Globe is the most important award of Americancinema. So far,nofilmshavewonOscar, and in 1999, Majid Majdi'sChildren of Heaven was only nominated for Oscars best foreign movie.

After the publication of news about Farhadis award, his photos of shaking hands with Angelina Jolie, actress arouse some disputes in Iranian hardliner media, specially Fars News Agency.

According to a hardliner news agency , Farhadi is the representative of Irans cinema in Oscar and his award isthe cause of pride for our country, but there are muchmore importantthings forthe Iraniansthan awardormedal. It criticized Farhadi for not observing diplomatic convention of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


Sources: ISNA, Press TV, Asr Iran, Fars News Agency
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