Farhadi’s film nominated for Golden Globe Awards

The Argentine-French actress Bérénice Bejo (L) and Iranian actor Ali Mosaffa in a screen shot of ‘The Past’

Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s latest film,The Past, has been nominated for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.

On Thursday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the Golden Globe Awards 2014 ceremony. The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 12, 2014.

Farhadi’s film has been nominated at the Best Foreign Language Film section. It is competing with Blue is the Warmest Color by French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche, The Great Beauty by the Italian film director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino, The Hunt by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Mads Mikkelsen, and The Wind Rises by Japanese film animator Hayao Miyazaki.

The Golden Globes honor the best films produced in the genres of comedy (or musical) and drama in the year.

Earlier this month, Farhadi’s Paris-set tale film grabbed the best foreign language film prize at the 2013 National Board of Review (NBR) award.

Farhadi’s film recently won two awards at the Tubingen-Stuttgart International French-language Film Festival in Germany.

The French-language film was honored with the Tubingen Audience Prize and the Distribution Aid Prize of the festival.

The Past (Le Passé) depicts the story of an Iranian man who deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. When he comes back to Paris at his wife’s request for a divorce, he encounters the family’s complicated situation there.

Farhadi’s immigrant romantic drama that was shot in Paris is his sixth directorial experience and the first one in a foreign country.

Last year, Farhadi’s Nader and Simin: A Separation won the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.

By Press TV

 

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