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    Marion Cotillard To Star In 'A Separation' Helmer Asghar Farhadi's Next; Matthias Schoenaerts Lines Up Thriller 'The Treatment'

    One of the most anticipated features at Cannes this year is Jacques Audiard's return to the Croisette with "Rust & Bone," an adaptation of Craig Davidson's short story starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. The last time the helmer was here for "A Prophet," he earned immense critical ac...

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    'A Separation' Director Asghar Farhadi's Next Film Is A French-Language Pic, Shoots This Fall

    Winning an Oscar is a cause for celebration...unless you're the sour-faced officials in the Iranian government. While most Iranians are proud and honored that Asghar Farhadi took home the prize for Best Foreign Film for "A Separation" at the Oscars, the heavy handed Iranian government ...

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    Critical Consensus: Jamsheed Akrami and Godfrey Cheshire Discuss Jafar Panahi's 'This Is Not A Film'

    Critical Consensus: Jamsheed Akrami and Godfrey Cheshire Discuss Jafar Panahi's 'This Is Not A Film'

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    Critic's Notebook: Survive the Oscars By Focusing on Small Victories

    The best way to move into Oscar recovery mode is to push beyond the obvious big moments that every glossy media outlet will regurgitate over the next few days.

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    How Did This Happen? Five Terrific Foreign Film Nominees

    Whatever you say about the Academy Awards’ most baffling choices, from the wacky grab bag of Best Picture nominees (really, who thinks Extremely Loud deserves to be there?) to the mysterioso ways of the documentary and foreign film committees, this year the foreign language nominees are, ...

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    Will "A Separation" Oscar Win Hurt or Help Iranian Cinema?

    It's practically a forgone conclusion that "A Separation," Asghar Farhadi's incisive examination of domestic and class struggle in Iran, will win the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the forthcoming Oscars. As I've mentioned before, the film reveals universal truths abou...

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    A Separation—movie review

    What can you say about a film that is so vividly real, and so intense, that it holds you spellbound for two hours, without letup? 'A Separation', written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, would be superior filmmaking under any circumstances. That it also enables Western audiences to relate to its Iran...

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    'A Separation' Writer/Director Asghar Farhadi On Iran, Wim Wenders and Filming Family

    Since premiering to great acclaim in February at the Berlin International Film Festival (where it netted three awards, including best film), the Iranian drama "A Separation" from writer/director Asghar Farhadi has continued to impress, reaping accolades and wins at festivals all over the world. Our ...

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    How the Brilliant Iranian Drama "A Separation" Is a Microcosm of Life Itself

    Asghar Farhadi delicately examines what it means for a secular-minded couple to live in a world more complicated than the rules established to control it.

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    All This And George Clooney, Too!

    George Clooney poses with his director, Alexander Payne, at the world premiere of The Descendants.

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