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The poignant story of “A Separation”

The biggest strength of “A Separation” is that no character is given a free pass. For every reason we are given to sympathise with a character, we are later given a reason not to, and in turn, we are able to sympathise with that character’s antagonist.

Connor Molloy

Hollywood recognizes Iran’s “glorious culture”

By Persheng Vaziri NEW YORK, New York: If you could climb over the mountain of threats and political posturing that are part of the language used by the United States, Europe and Iran and look out, you might see the light of a movie screen. If you set aside the loud clamor in the West about …


Iran state TV says Oscar win victory over Israel

By Nasser Karimi / AP Iran’s state TV described the country’s foreign film Oscar win on Monday as a victory over Israel, in a gesture of official approval toward an Iranian movie industry criticized by hardliners. The official reaction to the victory of “A Separation” in Sunday’s awards ceremony was cast in nationalist terms and in …


Iranians proud over US award win for ‘A Separation’

Iranians reacted with pride on Monday after an Iranian film, "A Separation," won a major US prize — a triumph on the international stage that, for a moment, eclipsed geopolitical tensions. Its victory at Hollywood’s Golden Globes, where director Asghar Farhadi picked up the award for best foreign-language movie from pop star Madonna late Sunday, …


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