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‘A Separation’ dubbed Best Foreign Film of 27th Spirit awards
Director Asghar Farhadi (C), actress Leila Hatami (R) and actor Peyman Moadi arrive on the red carpet for the Independent Spirit Awards on February 25, 2012, in Santa Monica, California.
Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:29PM
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Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s award-sweeper drama has once again turned heads winning the top award of the 27th annual Independent Spirit Awards.


Farhadi’s A Separation received The Best foreign Film Award of this year’s Independent Spirit Awards during a ceremony held one day before the 84th Academy Awards.

Farhadi was honored along with some other great filmmakers like Michel Hazanavicius who was named the Best Director for The Artist.

Nader and Simin: A Separation also grabbed the Best Foreign Film Award of the 2012 César Awards.

Farhadi’s Golden Globe Award winning film received Best Picture, Best Film Not in the English Language, Best Ensemble and Best Original Screenplay awards of the 9th International Cinephile Society (ICS).

The film won the award for the Best Foreign Language film at the 2012 edition of Golden Globes. It also received the 2012 Turkish Film Critics Association Award (SIYAD) in the same category.

The 2011 New York Film Critics Circle also granted its Best Foreign Film award to A Separation.

Nader and Simin: A Separation received three top awards of the Best Foreign Language Film, Best Supporting Actress and the Best Screenwriter at the 2012 London Critics' Circle Awards (LCCA).

The film has also been nominated for the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards, a multi-cultural accolade presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The Iranian drama was awarded by the 2012 Broadcast Film Critics Association. It also received the 17th BFCA Annual Critics' Choice Movie's Best Foreign Language Film award.

Farhadi's A Separation was recently selected as the best 2011 film by Wall Street Journal and the second best film of the same year by the international film magazine, Sight and Sound.

The critically acclaimed movie has entered the Best Foreign film line-up of the International Press Academy (IPA) Satellite Awards.

The New York Times has predicted that Farhadi's film will win the 2012 Best Foreign Film Oscar.


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