Ashgar Farhadi's Iranian drama "Nader and Simin, A Separation" won the top award, the Sydney Film Prize, at the just-wrapped Sydney Film Festival. The Golden Bear winner beat out high profile entries including Palme d'Or winner "The Tree of Life, "Sleeping Beauty," "Take Shelter" and Miranda July's Sundance fave "The Future."
Along with the honor, the filmmaker received $AUD60,000 in cash prize.
As previously reported, North American audiences will soon have the chance to see the acclaimed film. Sony Pictures Classics is gearing up for a theatrical release. For indieWIRE's report on the Berlin premiere go here.