Iranian movie "A Separation" won the best foreign language film award at the Golden Globes
Winners for Best Foreign Language Film "A Separation" ("Jodaeiye Nader az Simin", Iran), director Asghar Farhadi and actor-screenwriter Peyman Moaadi (R), pose with the trophy at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 15. © Robyn Beck - AFP
Iranian movie
AFP
Last updated: January 16, 2012

Iranian movie wins best foreign film at Globes

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

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-Herzegovina, was also on the foreign language shortlist as it was and shot bilingually in English and Serbo-Croat.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Stay Connected
twitter icon Twitter 13,558 linkedin icon LinkedIn 463
facebook icon Facebook 87,173 google+ icon Google+ 272