Iran says Oscar-winning 'Argo' is weak, 'anti-Iran'

By REUTERS
February 25, 2013 19:56

DUBAI - Oscar-winning best picture "Argo", about a CIA mission to rescue American diplomats from Tehran after the Islamic revolution, is anti-Iranian, Iran's culture minister said on Monday in a news agency report.

Also, it isn't any good, the minister added.


"This anti-Iran film lacks any artistic aspects and it is a very weak film from an artistic perspective and we don't expect anything else from the enemy," Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad Hosseini said, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency.


"Argo", based on a true story, was voted Best Film on Sunday after winning a host of other Hollywood awards.


The Iran hostage drama also won best film editing and best adapted screenplay for its tale of the CIA mission to rescue six US diplomats from Tehran shortly after the Islamic Revolution under the cover of making a fake Hollywood film.


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