Iran's A Separation wins best foreign language Oscar

  • Reuters, Los Angeles
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  • Updated: Feb 27, 2012 07:47 IST

Winners for Best Foreign Language Film A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin, Iran) Director Asghar Farhadi and actor-screenwriter Peyman Moaadi (R) poses with the trophy at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP

A Separation won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, becoming the first Iranian movie to clinch the honor.

Directed by Asghar Farhadi, the film focuses on a couple going through a divorce and touches on traditions, justice and male-female relationships in modern Iran.

"A Separation" was regarded as the front-runner for the foreign language Oscar after sweeping the awards circuit in Europe and the United States.

It was the second Iranian film to be nominated for an Oscar and the first to win.

(Writing by Chris Michaud; Editing by Jill Serjeant and Sandra Maler)


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