"A Separation" wins best foreign language Oscar

Farhadi: "I proudly offer this award to the people of my country, the people who respect all cultures and civilizations"

Reuters - "A Separation" won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, becoming the first Iranian movie to win the honor. Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, the domestic drama focuses on a couple going through a divorce and touches on traditions, justice, and male-female relationships in modern Iran. "A Separation" was regarded as the front-runner for the foreign language Oscar after sweeping the awards circuit in Europe and the United States. It also garnered an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay >>>

"At this time, many Iranians all over the world are watching us and I imagine them to be very happy," director Farhadi said while accepting the Oscar. "At a time of tug of war, intimidation and aggressions exchanged between politicians, the name of their county, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture, a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics. I proudly offer this award to the people of my country, the people who respect all cultures and civilizations and despise hostility and resentment," he added.

"A Separation" has received almost universal critical acclaim, gracing many top 10 lists for the best movies of 2011.


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Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


A great job deserving my congratulations and full support. Good for him; good for us and all who appreciate his work.

It is also funny how the naysayers will never stop. If an Iranian does something "bad" they are the first to jump on it. They blame us "all" and spew self hate. If an Iranian does something good they are there to minimize it. This self hate is just as bad; maybe worse than stuff they criticize.

If you are so ashamed of being Iranian: you need not be one! Get a new name and tell others you are from Turkey. Problem is solved! Meanwhile the rest of us proudly accept who we are and work to improve our nation.

Soosan Khanoom

Thank you academy of Art and Zionism ..

by Soosan Khanoom on

Ooops did I say that loud !! Blame it on Sacha not me .. lol

The award this year worth watching:

1) The nomination and win of the movie " A Separation" 

Sacha 's presence ... I love him 

can't wait till the movie " Dictator " comes out .  




Re: Bahmani

by Souri on

باید که در اوج درد و غم، شادی کرد
گاهی هوس عزّت و آزادی کرد
ای بی هنران چه کرده اید این سی سال؟
شیرین تر از این کار که فرهادی کرد


ــــــــــــــــــــــ امیر سربی ـــــــــــــــــــــــــــ

Esfand Aashena

No Bahmani, YOU have to change! Pathetic and bitter as usual.

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred


Congrats, but Too bad

by bahmani on

I am happy and sad at once.

Happy an Iranian artist wins on the world stage.

Sad that he has to work so hard to sell himself and his soul on two fronts, in order to win with a depressing film and a greater lie.

Shit has to change.

To read more bahmani posts visit: //brucebahmani.blogspot.com/


Very Proud

by kazem0574 on


I predicted this on I.C in November 2011:


Excited Iranians reaction to the news:



I wonder if any foreign film has ever been nominated for a second Oscar in another catagory as A Seperation has?


long live Iran

It is great that we do not see anti-Iranian comments here.

by long live Iran on

That is great that we do not see Rajavi`s slave, anti-Iranian negative comments here. I guess they must have been very disappointed by Farhadi`s antiwar speak.

Long Live IRAN for EVER. 

long live Iran

Congratulations to all Iranian

by long live Iran on

Congratulations to all Iranian and thanks Mr. Farhadi not only because of his great work but also because of his brave anti-war words he expressed in front of the world. He became the voice of Iranian in such harsh days.

Long Live IRAN for EVER.



PN, there's nothing "weird" going on here

by Reality-Bites on

People here (like most Iranians round the world, I suspect) are simply happy and take pride in seeing fellow Iranians achieve success and recognition for their art/work, from the film industry's most prestigious awards academy. Something that's never been done fore.

This is especially pertinent at a time when the regime that rules over Iran, and its lackeys, have done their best to make sure every news or event associated with Iran and how the country projects itself to the world, is shown in a bad and/or negative light.

Does this bother you?


Of Oscar......

by پندارنیک on

We're a bunch of weirdos or what? We're united around "A Separation"....and get dispersed whenever the "unity" is in order..........

AND: Can I cordially invite our dear friend, Fred to make a comment here?................



Good Job Mr. Farhadi

by Amir19 on

You can see the movie at



Congrats to all who made "A Separation"

by Reality-Bites on

Asghar Farhadi and his team make history for Iranian film and arts. Goes to show how talented and artistic Iranians can be.

A rare of ray of light and source of national pride in these dark and uncertain days. 


Go Iran

by Sialashgar on

And Iran Lovers. Shame on Warmongs and Iran haters.Shame on you Iranians that hate Iran.


makes us proud as iranians....

by shushtari on

to be recognized for their talents....

and a great speech- which definitely embarrassed ali geda and his iran-hating band of thieves.


god bless iran and it's wonderful people 


Magnificent ..... !

by R2-D2 on




Mohammad Ala

LA Times review

by Mohammad Ala on

Just came across this review.


Congrats to all of them...

by Bavafa on

Well done.

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



Good Job, well done.

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


شادباش به همه هم میهنان گرامی



و آفرین به آقای فرهادی و
هنرمندانی که

موجب شادی وافتخار مردم کشورمان شدند


What are you people excited about?

by Fesenjoon2 on

Our Deputy Minister of Ershad says that the Oscars are not that important. Maybe as important as Gach-saran Film Festival. So what's all the fuss for? Why are all you people so desparate to be recognized by the Zionists? 




A win for all of the Persians

by spatima on

I think as Iranians we should be proud, Farhadi went up there and talked about his people and their rich non-violent history. This is a  job well done. I tip my hat to Mr. Farhadu

In hope of a Free, Democratic, Independent and Secular Iran

Mohammad Ala


by Mohammad Ala on

It is wonderful accomplishment.  I am happy for this accomplishment.