Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Asghar Farhadi on Making Movies in Iran

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Iranian Filmmaker Asghar Farhadi won an Oscar for his 2011 film, A Separation. His new movie, The Past, deals with similar issues of a fractured family, only it takes place in France. He talks about directing that film with translators who shadowed his every move. He also discusses the process of making movies in Iran and working around the censorship system there.

Banner image: (L-R) Director Asghar Farhadi and Cinemtagrapher Mahmoud Kalari. Photo by Carole Bethuel © 2013, courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics



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