Habib Zargarpour – Best Visual Effects - TWISTER – 1996
Darius Khondji - Best Cinematography – EVITA – 1996
Hossien Amini – Best Adapted Screenplay – THE WINGS OF THE DOVE - 1997
Majid Majidi - Best Foreign Language Film – CHILDERN OF HEAVEN – 1998
Habib Zargarpour - Best Visual Effects - THE PERFECT STORM – 2000
Shohreh Aghdashloo – Best Supporting Actress – THE HOUSE OF SAND & FOG – 2003
Kami Asgar – Best Sound Editing - APOCALYPTO – 2007
Marjane Satrapi - Best Animated Feature – PERSEPOLIS – 2008
Emud Mokhbari – Best Animated Short Film – OKTAPODI - 2009
Asghar Farhadi – Best Foreign Language Film – A SEPARATION - 2012
Asghar Farhadi – Best Original Screenplay - A SEPARATION - 2012
Saeed Kamli Dehghan writes: “It has picked up award after award, including a Golden Globe last month for the best foreign language film and the Golden Bear at last year’s Berlin film festival. And it has delighted ordinary Iranians grateful for some glory at a time when international tensions are rising and the country’s regime is ever more isolated.
But not everyone in Tehran is happy that Asghar Farhadi’s hugely successful work, “A Separation” is now a racing certainty to win an Oscar for the best foreign film at this month’s Academy Awards.”
Read the whole article here.
In a country where lawyers are jailed for defending their clients (such as Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has got 11 years), photographers are arrested for taking photographs (such as Maryam Majd, still missing) and film-makers are sentenced to lengthy terms for making films (such as Jafar Panahi), Asghar Farhadi has proved able to make good films – and even obtain the government approval as well as international admiration after winning the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin film festival for “A Separation”.
Read the Interview here.
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Esmael Bararis’ latest film ‘DEAD HEAT UNDER THE SHRUBS’ will be shown at the 12th Raindance Film Festival in UK.
“This is a film with the simplest of plots, but the magic is not to be found in the story, but in the rhythms of the sheer butt-clenching tension, as well as the stark vistas of the serene and silent sands…”
Lawrence of Arabia meets North By Northwest !!!
Turtles can Fly
Iranian Nominee For Oscar
The Iranian movie ‘Turtles can Fly’ which was admired recently in a film festival in Madrid is to represent Iranian cinema in the Oscar Academy Award competition.
The good technical quality, the global theme of the movie, a sympathetic conception to peoples’ sufferings especially Iraqi’s children and the genuine victims of the Saddam regime and the American aggressive war were among reasons to elect the movie.
Qobadi was already presented in the Oscar ceremony by the movie named ‘A time for drunken horses.