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05/23/16

Asghar Farhadi, Shahab Hosseini awarded at Cannes Film Festival

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.


The Best Actor prize has been awarded to Shahab Hosseini by Kirsten Dunst and Katayoon Shahabi, for his role in Forushande (The Salesman), by Asghar Farhadi. (source: Cannes)

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.


Asghar Farhadi

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.


Taraneh Alidousti

(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.


(From L) Iranian script-girl Parisa Gorgin, editor Hayedeh Safiyari, actor Farid Sajjadihosseini, director of photography Hossein Jafarian, actor Babak Karimi, actress Taraneh Alidousti, director Asghar Farhadi, actor Shahab Hosseini and French producer and distributor Alexandre Mallet-Guy pose on May 21, 2016 during a photocall for the film. (see video)


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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