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Farhadi's film wins top Sydney fest award

MUMBAI: Iranian film Nader and Simin, A Separation has won the top award, the Sydney Film Prize at the recently concluded Sydney Film Festival. Along with director Asghar Farhadi won Australian $ 60,000 as cash prize.


The film edged out other films like The Tree of Life, Sleeping Beauty, Take Shelter and The Future.


The film focuses on an Iranian middle-class couple who separate and the intrigues that follow when the husband hires a lower-class woman caretaker for his elderly father. What follows forms the crux of the film.


 
The concept of the film came from a number of personal experiences and abstract pictures that had been in Farhadi‘s mind for some time. Once he decided to make the film, about a year ago, it was quickly written and financed.


Akin to Farhadi‘s last three films, Nader and Simin, A Separation was made without any government support. The financing went without trouble as the producers was granted 25,000 US dollars in support from the Motion Picture Association‘s APSA Academy Film Fund

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