JAKE COYLE writes: In a humble speech amid tense times, Asghar Farhadi accepted Iran’s first Oscar for best foreign film as a chance to celebrate a culture “hidden under the heavy dust of politics.”
Writer-director Farhadi alluded to the tensions over his home country.

Amid talk of “war, intimidation and aggression” among politicians, he said, Iran is “spoken here through her glorious culture, a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics.”
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