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The Salesman, the latest film by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, won Iran the 2017 Academy Award for best foreign-language film.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.