Iran's Asghar Farhadi is back in Oscar race this time with 'The Salesman'

Asghar Farhadi with his star Shahab Hosseni

Famous Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has returned to the Academy Awards with the movie “The Salesman” which has been nominated for an Oscar. 

On January 24, ‘The Salesman’ was nominated as one of the five contenders that could take home the 89th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Back in 2012, Farhadi won Iran its first-ever Academy Award with domestic drama ‘A Separation.’

Farhadi’s latest production has won the Oscar nomination alongside three European contenders and one Australian rival.

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