Posts Tagged ‘A Separation’

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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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Robert Faturechi from  Los Angeles Times: For all the pride the Iranian film “A Separation” has conjured among Los Angeles Persians, not every aspect of the emotionally gripping Oscar hopeful has gone over so smoothly with the city’s expats. In fact, it takes just moments for the filmmaker to alienate some of his most ardent fans here.