Source: Press TV
The Iranian film "The Salesman" by Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi received two awards, for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, won by Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini.
Iranian Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi and actor Shahab Hosseini have won the rewards for the best screenplay and the best actor at Cannes respectively.
Starring Hosseini, “The Salesman” got the Best Screenplay during the 69th edition of the festival Sunday and brought the Iranian superstar the Best Actor.
"I'd like to thank the Jury, to thank Cannes and to thank Ashgar who gave me back my confidence. I know that I owe this prize to my people. I dedicate it to them, with all my love, and with all my heart," Hosseini said.
Iranian actress Taraneh Alidousti was also present at the closing ceremony of the festival in the southern French city.
(From L) Iranian actress Taraneh Alidousti, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini pose as they arrive for the closing ceremony.
Forushande (The Salesman)
Premiered Saturday, the movie (titled Forushande in Persian) portrays Ra’ana (Alidousti) and Emad (Hosseini), a couple who are acting in the Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller.
Shot in the capital Tehran, it deals with the husband’s situation after an attack on his wife.
The 42-year-old actor won Silver Bear for Best Actor as well as Fajr Film Festival Simorgh for Best Actor for another film by Farhadi, Nader and Simin, A Separation, in 2011.
The movie grabbed global attention as it became the first Iranian film to win an Oscar, the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, also bagging the Golden Globe Award for best international film.
Farhadi’s the Past (Le Passe) had been nominated for a Palme d’Or in 2013.
FORUSHANDE - Press Conference - EV - Cannes 2016
Forushande (2016) trailer
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