Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" wins BBC world cinema award
18-Nov-2011 (one comment)

A movie about the break-up of an Iranian marriage has been named the winner of this year's BBC Four World Cinema Awards.

Director Asghar Farhadi Of A Separation was unable to attend the ceremony, which took place in London.

Collecting the prize, executive producer Negar Eskandarfar said he was pleased the movie had been "welcomed internationally".

French actress Isabelle Huppert won the world cinema achievement award.

The actress, who is best known for her role in 2001 film, The Piano Teacher, said she was "deeply touched" to collect the prize.

Darius Kadivar

World film gong for Iranian movie

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