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Iranian Cannes-troversy continues

Asghar Farhadi's latest film has been the subject of a number of controversies since winning two awards at the Cannes Film Festival.

After Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film received two awards at the Cannes Film Festival in France, the director and both of the leading actors in the film have all been the subject of various controversies in their home country of Iran.

“The Salesman” earned Farhadi the best screenplay prize and Shahab Hosseini the best male actor award, the only film at Cannes to win two prizes this year. Farhadi became an internationally recognized name after becoming the first Iranian to win an Academy Award for his 2011 film "A Separation," which won best foreign language film. "A Separation" was also nominated for best original screenplay.

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