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Tuesday , September 17 2019

Iran picks ‘Salesman’ for Oscar foreign film entry

TEHRAN, Sept 17, (AFP): Iran on Saturday chose Oscarwinning Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” as its entry for Best Foreign Language film at this year’s Academy Awards. “After long deliberations on the five shortlisted films, a strong majority of the board picked The Salesman… to compete on behalf of our country,” the spokesman for the Iranian film selection committee Amir Esfandiari announced.

“The Salesman”, which premiered in Iran on Aug 31, bagged a rare two awards in the Cannes film festival earlier this year. Leading protagonist Shahab Hosseini clinched best actor and Farhadi himself scooped the best screenplay prize.

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