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News number: 8912160496

12:07 | 2011-03-07

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Italian Company to Distribute Asqar Farhadi's Latest Film

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Italian Sacher Film Company belonging to director Nanni Moretti purchased the right to distribute Iranian director Asqar Farhadi's latest artwork named 'Nader and Simin, A Separation' in Italy.



Farhadi's 'Nader and Simin, A Separation' won Golden Bear Award for the Best Film and two silver bears for best actors and actresses at 61st Berlin Film Festival.

The company intends to screen the movie widely in Italian cinemas in June.

The 61st edition of the Berlin International Film Festival awarded the film in February.

Farhadi won the Berlin Film Festival's (Berlinale) coveted Golden Bear for best motion picture.

It was the first time that an Iranian movie could win a Gold Bear at the Berlinale.

In 2009, Farhadi's film 'About Elly' won the Silver Bear of the Berlin film fest.

Meanwhile, the ensemble cast of the family drama Nader and Simin took both the best actor and best actress Silver Bears.

Iranian films have been very well received at the Berlin Film Festival in recent years because of their artistic qualities, winning numerous awards.