The Iranian film The Salesman took home the Academy Award for best foreign-language film on Sunday night. In a statement read by Anousheh Ansari on behalf of the film’s director, Asghar Farhadi, he boycotted the awards ceremony to protest President Donald Trump’s January ban barring travelers from seven countries, including Iran.
Cohen Media Group acquired the rights to the film in May at Cannes; the man behind the successful distribution business is Charles Cohen, a New York real estate billionaire who was also an executive producer of Frozen River, which received nominations in 2009. “It’s a great feeling of bringing an important film to American audiences from an accomplished and masterful director” said Cohen.
This is Asghar Farhadi’s second Academy Award. He won in this category for 2012 for “A Separation.” Special gratitude to Mr. Farhadi for bringing this prize to a well deserved group of artists and to the iranian people.
More Articles available on The Guardian, NYTimes, Reuters, Washington Post, The Nation, Miami Herald and many more. Both Asghar Farhadi and Lady Jamileh Kharrazi alike have and will continue promoting Iranian Art via music, dance, pictures and movies to the world that has been blinded by the politicians and governments.