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Asghar Farhadi

Iranian filmmaker and director of "A Separation"

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Asghar Farhadi is the first Iranian film director to have won a competitive Oscar. His 2009 film, About Elly, was released in the west for the first time in 2012 and was hailed as a masterpiece. His 2011 production A Separation won international plaudits, with Roger Ebert naming it best film of the year and writing that “A Separation will become one of those enduring masterpieces watched decades from now.” In addition to its Academy Award (for best foreign language film), A Separation was the first foreign…

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