Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s latest drama ‘The Salesman’ will be screened hours before the Academy Awards ceremony for thousands of people in central London in a move organised by London mayor as a protest against US President’s visa ban, which prompted Farhadi to boycott the Oscars.
American film producer and film studio executive Harvey Weinstein is another Hollywood figure who has opposed US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban and backed Iran’s acclaimed filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and his decision not to attend the Oscar ceremony.
The absence of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who boycotted the Oscars for Trump’s visa ban, was the focus of attention at the Academy Award’s annual luncheon.
A famous Iranian actor has expressed his sorrow at the tragic death of a young man who worked as a ‘contraband porter’ in northwestern Iran, saying “he could have become a movie star”.
Renowned Iranian cinema and television actor, Hassan Joharchi, has passed away at the age of 48 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Shahab Hosseini, the leading actor of Asghar Farhadi’s latest film “The Salesman”, compared US President Trump with Hitler, and also recommended that Hollywood directors make a film about Nimrod, the ancient King who claimed to be the Lord, but was killed by a mosquito.
The 35th Fajr Film Festival (FFF) was officially inaugurated at Tehran’s Milad Tower on Saturday with Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi-Amiri stating that he believes “in the necessity of an art guild and I am looking to create a basis for the formation of such a system.”
Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, whose latest drama “The Salesman” is nominated for an Academy Award for best Foreign Language film, said on Sunday that he would not attend the Oscars ceremony next month even if he were granted an exception to US President Trump’s visa ban that bars Iranian citizens from entering the US.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a statement condemned the visa ban introduced by US President Donald Trump, which may prevent Oscar-nominated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and his cast and crew from attending the 89th Academy Awards.
Taraneh Alidoosti, the leading actress in Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman,” which has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar this year, vowed on Thursday to boycott the Academy Awards ceremony to protest US President Trump’s temporary ban on visas to citizens from seven countries, including Iran.