Cinematograher: Mostafa Deghanian, Majid Yazdani
Editing: Hayedeh Safiyari
Sound: Mostafa Mostafavi, Hashem Ramezani, M. Reza Delpak
84 av de la République
HDCAM, Color, 52 min,
OV Farsi with French subtitles
On 27th March 2012 morning, Iranian feature A Separation is awarded the Oscar for the Best Foreign Film. For the Iranians mesmerized in front of their TV, this is more than a sheer cinema award. When sanctions and threats of war with Iran are at the front page of newspapers, Ashghar Farhadi, on stage for receiving his award, speaks of the love the Iranian people feel for peace and for their rich cultural heritage. For once, the Iranians feel their voice is spoken through another person than Iranian government. The documentary shows the importance of such award for the Iranians and the various ways it was received. It is also a vision of Iran today discovered through this often ironical film, which humorously includes animation at several occasions.