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Photos: Iran's Farhadi Returns Home After Oscar Win

Report by ISNA; photos by Armin Karami, Mehr News Agency

The director of "A separation" Asghar Farhadi returned home after scoring the Academy Award.

Farhadi stepped in Tehran as accompanied by his family Saturday after winning the Academy Award for "A Separation" and making the Iranian nation happy. He visited Paris after his trip to the U.S. where he aims to make his next film.

Farhadi referred to his visit to Paris, stressing," I traveled to Paris to make my film there." He expressed satisfaction on making all Iranian nation united regardless of all political disputes.

The director of "A Separation" added he would offer his award to the country's cinema museum.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi received the Academy Award for best foreign-language film for "A Separation." In Iran, many people welcomed the news, saying that the award gave them a sense of national pride.


An email to about "A separation":

I don't even know if I am sending this to the right place. But, know one thing; this movie was one of the most important movies I have ever seen (70 years old). I had to write to say how affected my husband and I were by... everything in this movie from the story to every moment of the acting.

This movie was shown at a small film festival in northern Ontario one night only and from the beginning to the end there was not a cough, move or one bite of food taken because of the intensity that we were picked up by and gently let down at the end of the movie.

Don't get me started on metaphors ... we sat up talking for hours about it.

This is an important movie and you are an amazing director/writer/investor. The world needs your vision.

Thank you for your movie.
Carole and James Zaza

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