Jafar Panahi, the renowned Iranian filmmaker and a member of the Academy, says Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” deserves to be awarded an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film regardless of who calls the shots in the US political arena.
Two prominent Iranian Americans Dr. Firouz Naderi and engineer Anousheh Ansari say they are honoured to represent Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” at the upcoming Oscars ceremony.
Asghar Farhadi, the Iranian filmmaker who has boycotted this year’s Oscars ceremony in protest at Trump’s visa ban, spoke via video message to the crowd gathered in Beverly Hills to voice their outrage over the US President’s policies.
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has chosen two prominent Iranian Americans, engineer Anousheh Ansari, known as the first female space tourist, and Dr. Firouz Naderi, the former director of Solar Systems Exploration at NASA, to represent his film “The Salesman” at the upcoming Oscars ceremony.
The feature film ‘Daughter’ directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi added four more awards to its collection from the 33rd Mons International Love Film Festival in Belgium.
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.