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Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke in talks to helm remake of Miss Bala

5 April 2017 7:06 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Twilight and Miss You Already director Catherine Hardwicke is currently in talks to take the helm on the Sony Pictures remake of the Mexican film, Miss Bala. The 2011 crime drama centred around a Beauty Pageant contestant who accidentally becomes embroiled with a vicious gang after witnessing a number of brutal murders.

Related: Catherine Hardwicke interview on Miss You Already

It has also been reported that Sony have also singled out Jane the Virgin star, Gina Rodriquez, as the frontrunner as the lead protagonist in a race against time to keep Hardwicke firmly attached to the venture. The director is also currently being linked to TriStar production The Phantom Booth meaning Sony are under pressure to secure the services of a star for Miss Bala to stop Hardwicke going elsewhere.

Back in 2011, the year in which the original was released, Miss Bala premiered at Un Certain Regard section »

- Zehra Phelan

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The Salesman review – Oscar-winning excellence

19 March 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This Iranian domestic drama from the director of A Separation lays its symbolism on with a trowel – but it works

Asghar Farhadi is not a director who hides his symbolic subtext. The imagery in this engrossing drama, about a couple of actors whose marriage is tested when she is violently assaulted in their new home, is so overt, Farhadi might as well be sounding a klaxon. There’s the choice of the play within the film – a Persian translation of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Willy Loman’s impotence and frustration permeate the film like cheap aftershave. And there’s the reason that Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) and Emad (Shahab Hosseini) have to move house in the first place – their original apartment building is collapsing. The cracks in their home life are literal as well as figurative.

With a writer-director less skilled than Farhadi, this occasional lack of subtlety might be a problem. »

- Wendy Ide

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The Salesman review: Dir. Asghar Farhadi (2017)

14 March 2017 7:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Salesman review: Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winner finally makes it to British soil, but will you buy into it?

The Salesman review by Paul Heath, March 2017.

The Salesman review

After competing in-competition for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and walking away with the award for Best Screenplay and Best Actor for the formidable performance of Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman‘s success has grown and grown, culminating in Oscar triumph in the Best Foreign Language Film category at last month’s ceremony.

Asghar Farhadi‘s film comes to UK screens nearly a year after its high-profile debut, British audiences waiting with baited breath to see what all of the fuss is about. The Salesman opens with groups of people seen fleeing a crumbling apartment block; cracks starting to appear all around them as chaos unfolds. Amongst them is the aforementioned Hosseini playing the lead as Emad Etesami, »

- Paul Heath

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Asghar Farhadi sets Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem drama for September

7 March 2017 7:59 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar-winning director reveals more details about his upcoming Spanish-language project.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, the two-time Oscar-winning director of The Salesman and A Separation, has confirmed his next film will start shooting in Spain in September, with a cast including Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. It should be ready for next year.

However Farhadi revealed the high-profile, real-life couple will “not necessarily” play an on-screen couple in the Spanish-language feature.

“Once again there are different couples in my film, not only one,” Farhadi told Screen, of what is a recurring theme of his work.

“The film is again about family and family relationships. But there are also some new aspects in it. Yes [Cruz and Bardem] are in the film but they are not necessarily a couple in the film.”

The non-Spanish speaker said he has written the script for the new film in Farsi and it has been translated into Spanish. “I don’t speak Spanish,” he explained »

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Asghar Farhadi Breaks Silence on Oscar Victory, Talks Movie He’s Making in Spain

7 March 2017 6:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi gave a master class Tuesday at the Doha Film Institute’s Qumra event and subsequently also spoke to a small group of journalists, all via Skype from Madrid where he is in pre-production on his untitled next project toplining Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. In his first interview since recently winning his second Academy Award for best foreign language film for “The Salesman,” the auteur spoke about his Oscar victory; his new Spanish-language film which will feature no Iranian actors; and his desire to make a comedy in Iran. Excerpts from the interview.

How do you feel about winning your second Oscar?

I had already won an Oscar for “A Separation,” but it was a little different this time. I have a different distributor, Amazon [and Cohen Media Group], and I had less reason to go to the U.S. to do promotion there. The film was already well known, »

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U.S. State Department Tweets, Then Deletes Congratulations for Iran Oscar Win

27 February 2017 5:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The U.S. State Department on Monday sent out and then deleted a tweet congratulating an Oscar win by director Asghar Farhadi, who criticized President Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane.”

The state department’s official Farsi-language Twitter account, @USAdarFarsi, posted the congratulatory tweet to the Iranian people and Farhadi, director of “The Salesman,” after the movie won an Oscar for foreign-language film on Sunday.

Related Content Iran Cheers ‘The Salesman’s’ Oscar, But Politics Risks Diminishing Asghar Farhadi’s Art

Farhadi boycotted the Oscars ceremony to protest Trump’s January executive order that temporarily banned entry to the United States by Iranians and citizens of six other predominately Muslim countries, and released a statement criticizing the order. Though the ban was blocked by federal courts, the administration is currently working on a new order.

Though Farhadi wasn’t at Sunday’s ceremony, the filmmaker still made a political statement, »

- Sarah Ahern

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Why Director Asghar Farhadi Wasn't at the Oscars to Accept His Award

27 February 2017 6:10 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

A few weeks ago, acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi released a statement via The New York Times saying he had decided not to attend this year's Oscars. Farhadi, whose film The Salesman graced the nominations list as a candidate - and went on to win best foreign film on Sunday - offered quite a few strong words for President Donald Trump's ban on refugees. The director explained how he had originally planned to attend the ceremony and use the opportunity to talk to the press about the current state of affairs, but in light of the ban, there's a noted uncertainty attached to that. While it's imperative to read the full length of the statement, this excerpt is perhaps the sentiment that resonates the loudest: It now seems that the possibility of this presence is being accompanied by ifs and buts, which are in no way acceptable to me »

- Ryan Roschke

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Oscars: Iranian Foreign Minister Lauds 'Salesman' Cast and Crew for Foreign-Language Win, Anti-Trump Stance

27 February 2017 2:01 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Iran's foreign minister on Twitter lauded the best foreign-language film Oscar win for Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman and the creative team's public stance about the Trump administration's travel ban.

"Proud of cast & crew of ‘The Salesman’ for Oscar & stance against #MuslimBan," Javad Zarif tweeted. "Iranians have represented culture & civilization for millennia."

Iran’s government-owned English-language network Press TV on its website covered the news of the Oscar win. Its news story used the headline “Asghar Farhadi Wins Another Oscar for Iran.” The filmmaker had also won the foreign-language Oscar in 2012 for A Separation.

Farhadi did not attend the ceremony, in a public »

- Georg Szalai

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Iran Cheers ‘The Salesman’s’ Oscar, But Politics Risks Diminishing Asghar Farhadi’s Art

27 February 2017 1:32 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Iran rejoiced Monday at news of “The Salesman’s” Oscar victory for best foreign language film, but political reverberations risk undermining the artistic accomplishment of director Asghar Farhadi’s film.

Farhadi did not attend the ceremony in protest against President Trump’s travel ban, despite the suspension of the executive order by U.S. courts.

“Proud of cast & crew of ‘The Salesman’ for Oscar & stance against #MuslimBan. Iranians have represented culture & civilization for millennia,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted.

Iran’s government-owned Press TV cheered news of the Oscar with the headline “Asghar Farhadi wins another Oscar for Iran” on its website. Although the Academy Award for best foreign language film is customarily accepted by the winning film’s director, it is considered a prize for the submitting country as a whole.

In a prepared statement read out by Iranian American engineer Anousheh Ansari (pictured, right), who accepted »

- Nick Vivarelli

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2017 Oscars: A Tale of Two Oscar Stories and One Very Big Gaffe

26 February 2017 10:43 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Going into the Oscars, the question was which of two competing narratives would dominate the night.

The end result: a balance between the two, amid a disturbing gaffe as presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a “La La Land” card out of a red envelope. There was a mistake.

Read More: 2017 Oscars: Full Winners List

With eight nominations, “Moonlight” looked to be the likeliest film to unseat rival juggernaut “La La Land” for Best Picture and so it did, among three total Oscars.

“There were two cards. I wanted to see the card,” said “Moonlight” writer-director Jenkins backstage in explaining the bizarre mixup which initially saw “La La Land” announced as Best Picture before a correction was issued that it was “Moonlight.” Beatty showed to him. (It said “Moonlight.”) “The folks from ‘La La Land’ were so gracious,” he added.

“There was a time when I thought this movie was impossible, »

- Anne Thompson

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2017 Oscars: A Tale of Two Oscar Stories and One Very Big Gaffe

26 February 2017 10:43 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Going into the Oscars, the question was which of two competing narratives would dominate the night.

The end result: a balance between the two, amid a disturbing gaffe as presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a “La La Land” card out of a red envelope. There was a mistake.

Read More: 2017 Oscars: Full Winners List

With eight nominations, “Moonlight” looked to be the likeliest film to unseat rival juggernaut “La La Land” for Best Picture and so it did, among three total Oscars.

“There were two cards. I wanted to see the card,” said “Moonlight” writer-director Jenkins backstage in explaining the bizarre mixup which initially saw “La La Land” announced as Best Picture before a correction was issued that it was “Moonlight.” Beatty showed to him. (It said “Moonlight.”) “The folks from ‘La La Land’ were so gracious,” he added.

“There was a time when I thought this movie was impossible, »

- Anne Thompson

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'Moonlight' wins best picture at dramatic Oscars 2017

26 February 2017 9:23 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

In a shock finale to Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards, the drama was named best picture moments after La La Land had been declared the winner in error.Read: Oscars 2017: Full list of winners

Faye Dunaway had announced the musical as the winner at the Dolby Theatre after co-presenter Warren Beatty, who opened the envelope and appeared lost for words, handed it to his Bonnie And Clyde co-star.

As chaos reigned, Beatty walked up to the microphone and explained the envelope read, “Emma Stone, La La Land”.

The actress had already received her best actress Oscar in one of the key awards of the night alongside Casey Affleck’s triumph in the best actor category for Manchester By The Sea.

La La Land won six Oscars on the night led by Stone and Damien Chazelle, who became the youngest person to win the best directing Oscar. The film started the night on a joint-record 14 nominations.

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Iranian Director Slams President Trump's Muslim Ban After Oscar Win

26 February 2017 7:44 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi spoke out against President Trump's travel ban in a poignant statement ready by Anousheh Ansari after the filmmaker won Best Foreign Language Film for The Salesman at the 2017 Academy Awards.

Farhadi announced that he would not attend this year's ceremony in protest of the ban, which prohibited immigrants and travelers from seven countries, including Iran, from entering the United States. While the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals later halted the executive order, the Trump administration has vowed to replace it with a similar order soon.

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Iranian Director Blasts ‘Inhumane’ Travel Ban in Statement After Winning Oscar

26 February 2017 7:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Asghar Farhadi, the Iranian filmmaker of “The Salesman” who won an Oscar Sunday night for best foreign-language film, couldn’t make it to the ceremony, but still managed to make a political statement.

It was announced earlier this year that, because of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, Farhadi would boycott the Academy Awards, even if exceptions were made to allow him entry into the United States. Another prominent Iranian American, engineer Anousheh Ansari, accepted the prize for him and read a prepared statement on stage.

“I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight,” she read. “My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.”

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Academy Award Winners 2017: Updated List

“Dividing the world into the us and our enemies categories creates fear, »

- Alex Stedman

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Iranian Director Who Skipped Oscars Bashes Trump’s ‘Inhumane’ Travel Ban in Acceptance Speech Statement

26 February 2017 7:17 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

President Donald Trump‘s executive order banning citizens from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the U.S. may be lifted, but an Iranian director previously affected by the controversial directive made good on his promise to sit out the awards show for political reasons.

On Sunday night, Asghar Farhadi was not present to accept his Best Foreign Film Oscar for The Salesman.

Instead, he sent Iranian American engineer Anousheh Ansari, known as the first female space tourist, to accept the award on his behalf and read a statement from the filmmaker.

“I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight. »

- Ale Russian

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Oscars 2017: Full list of winners – as they happen

26 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards are underway at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney took to the stage at the Dolby Theatre in a popular adapted screenplay win for Moonlight as the drama earned its second win of the night.

Moments earlier Kenneth Lonergan accepted the original screenplay award for Manchester By The Sea in the film’s first prize. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon – winners of this award for Good Will Hunting 19 years ago – presented the honour to Lonergan. Damon was a producer on the film.

Meryl Streep used her Oscar show platform to pay subtle homage to the unifying power of film when she joined Javier Bardem on stage at the Dolby Theatre to present the cinematography award.

Truth is hard to reveal,” Streep said, “but when it happens on the movie screen filmgoers no matter where they are from, feel their hearts soar.”

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If ‘The Salesman’ Wins the Oscar, These Two Iranian-American Heroes Will Accept the Award

26 February 2017 10:35 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” is considered by many to be the frontrunner for the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film, but the writer/director won’t be attending tonight’s ceremony. Farhadi — who previously won the prize for “A Separation” — has chosen to boycott the Oscars due to Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, which has since suffered several defeats in court. Going in the filmmaker’s stead are two Iranian-Americans: Anousheh Ansari and Firouz Naderi.

Read More: ‘The Salesman’ Director Asghar Farhadi Won’t Attend Oscars, Citing Muslim Ban

Ansari, who moved to the United States in 1984, is a space tourist with the distinction of being the first Iranian in space, the first Muslim in space and the first self-funded female explorer to make her way to the International Space Station; Naderi worked at Nasa for more than three decades, including stints as director of Solar System Exploration and »

- Michael Nordine

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Foreign-Language Oscar Nominees Make Joint Political Statement

24 February 2017 5:05 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In the 2017 Oscar race, politics have informed several Oscar categories, most notably Best Foreign Language Film.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who won an Oscar in 2012 for “A Separation” and whose second Oscar-nominated film, “The Salesman” (Cohen Media), is playing on more than 65 screens and has passed the $1 million mark, grabbed a lot of press when he canceled his plans to attend the February 26th Oscars ceremony following Trump’s Muslim travel ban for visitors from seven countries, including Iran. (Farhadi’s full statement is here.) He is currently the favorite to win the Oscar.

Read More: Why Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ Should Win the Foreign Language Oscar — Consider This

Before and just after the Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon on February 6, Farhadi communicated with his four fellow foreign directors — Maren Ade of “Toni Erdmann,” Hannes Holm of “A Man Called Ove,” Martin Zandvliet of “Land of Mine” and Bentley Dean and Martin Butler of “Tanna. »

- Anne Thompson

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Foreign-Language Oscar Nominees Make Joint Political Statement

24 February 2017 5:05 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the 2017 Oscar race, politics have informed several Oscar categories, most notably Best Foreign Language Film.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who won an Oscar in 2012 for “A Separation” and whose second Oscar-nominated film, “The Salesman” (Cohen Media), is playing on more than 65 screens and has passed the $1 million mark, grabbed a lot of press when he canceled his plans to attend the February 26th Oscars ceremony following Trump’s Muslim travel ban for visitors from seven countries, including Iran. (Farhadi’s full statement is here.) He is currently the favorite to win the Oscar.

Read More: Why Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ Should Win the Foreign Language Oscar — Consider This

Before and just after the Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon on February 6, Farhadi communicated with his four fellow foreign directors — Maren Ade of “Toni Erdmann,” Hannes Holm of “A Man Called Ove,” Martin Zandvliet of “Land of Mine” and Bentley Dean and Martin Butler of “Tanna. »

- Anne Thompson

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IndieWire’s Final Oscar 2017 Predictions: ‘La La Land’ Will Win Nine of Its 14 Nominations

24 February 2017 7:53 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sunday’s Oscars 2017 are driven by two competing narratives. The question is which one will dominate the night.

We know Damien Chazelle’s retro musical “La La Land” (Lionsgate) will take home a slew of Oscars. But out of its record-tying 14 nominations, will it win five, like the BAFTAs? Seven, like its Golden Globes sweep? Or can it break the record of 11? (Three epic spectacles hold the record for most Oscar wins: “Titanic,” “Ben-Hur,” and “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.”) “West Side Story” holds the record for a musical, with 10 wins.

Check my predictions below: By my “La La Land” tally, it’s nine.

The second story of the night: a dramatic course correction a year after #Oscarsowhite. The Academy actors’ branch nominated a record seven actors of color: familiar faces Octavia Spencer (Fox’s “Hidden Figures”) and Paramount’s “Fences” stars Denzel Washington (his eighth nomination »

- Anne Thompson

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