Monday, March 12, 2012

Iran Cancels Ceremony to Honor Oscar-Winning Director

Iranian authorities today cancelled a ceremony in honor of Asghar Farhadi who won an Oscar for best foreign language film for "A Separation." There were no official explanations as to why the ceremony was canceled. Earlier this week, large number of Iranians greeted Farhadi upon his arrival at Tehran’s airport. The authorities might have expected an outpouring of public support for Farhadi and the stars of A Separation during or after the ceremony.

File Photo: Asghar Farhadi holding the Oscar for best foreign language film for "A Separation" during the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood. AP Photo/Joel Ryan.


Anonymous said...

From their point of view iranian people should not be allowed to be happy; happy people disturb their - confused political - view that is based on hatred of the world

Anonymous said...

They won't cancel chest beating I presume?

Anonymous said...

The country could be attacked by Israel any second, gimme a break.