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Iranian movie wins best foreign film at Globes

The Golden Globe awards got down to the business of giving awards with veteran actor Christopher Plummer winning the first honor of best supporting actor in a movie The Beginners and thriller Homeland being named best TV drama.

hollywood Updated: Jan 16, 2012 08:39 IST

Iranian movie A Separation won the best foreign language film award at the Golden Globes on Sunday, beating rivals from China, Spain and Belgium, as well as Angelina Jolie's directoral debut.

The movie by writer/director Asghar Farhadi tells the story of a married couple facing the dilemma of whether to leave Iran for the sake of their family.

It was up against The Flowers of War from China, Belgian movie The Kid with Bike (Le Gamin au Velo), and The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito) by Spanish veteran Pedro Almodovar.

Hollywood megastar Jolie's first film as director In the Land of Blood and Honey, set in Bosnia-Hercegovina, was also on the foreign language shortlist as it was and shot bilingually in English and Serbo-Croat.

First Published: Jan 16, 2012 07:46 IST