Iran's 'A Separation' wins best foreign language Oscar

By REUTERS
February 27, 2012 04:21

 
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LOS ANGELES - "A Separation" won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, becoming the first Iranian movie to clinch the honor.

Directed by Asghar Farhadi, the film 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 was the second Iranian film to be nominated for an Oscar and the first to win.

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