Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi says he wished he could hear the news of his film’s nomination in the 2017 Academy Awards in a time not filled with the sorrow of Plasco tragedy.
“It is a great honour to see Iran’s name in the list of Best Foreign Language Film nominees,” said Asghar Farhadi, the director of “The Salesman”, according to a Farsi report by ISNA.
“I wished I could learn of such happy news in a time where Iranian people weren’t immersed in the grief of Plasco building collapse tragedy, and the loss of our compatriots and the noble, humble heroes of firefighting. I offer my sincere condolences to the families of victims.”
“Congratulations to all my colleagues in ‘The Salesman’,” he added. “On this occasion, I would also like to commemorate Yadollah Najafi [soung engineer], my dear friend and colleague who left us forever last year. Rest in peace.”