Double Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi on the perils of Academy Awards and filming outside Iran

//Double Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi on the perils of Academy Awards and filming outside Iran

Double Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi on the perils of Academy Awards and filming outside Iran

When he won his second Academy Award, for The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi was far from Los Angeles. It was February 27, 2017 and he was watching the ceremony with family and friends in his living room in the Iranian capital, Tehran.Despite having received special dispensation, Farhadi chose not to travel to the Oscars in protest at US President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on entry to the United States by people from Iran and six other Muslim nations. For someone who seldom lets politics cloud his…

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