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Reza Mir-Karimi's 'Too Far, Too Close' to represent Iran in Oscar

Tehran, Sept 27, IRNA-The Committee for the selection of an Iranian film for the Oscar awards has named 'Too Far, Too Close' directed by Reza Mir-Karimi to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to represent the Iranian Cinema in the race for the Foreign Language Oscars, a morning daily reported Tuesday.

The committee cited the film's exploration of the deeper complexities of the human psyche" among the reasons for selecting Mir-Karimi's film for the Oscar award, said the English-language daily Iran News.

It tells the story of a self-absorbed neurosurgeon who sets off into the desert to locate and reconcile with his 18-year-old son, and a finale involving divine intervention.

Reza Mir-Karimi

Mir-Karimi has been known for also directing "Under the Moonlight".

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 91 countries to present a film for consideration for the 2006 Oscar for best foreign film and the winner will be announced at a star-studded ceremony on March 5, 2006.

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