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France to honor Asghar Farhadi with Order of Arts and Letters
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Iranian director Asghar Farhadi gestures during a photocall for his film “The Past” at the 66th Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2013.
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi gestures during a photocall for his film “The Past” at the 66th Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2013.
TEHRAN -- France will honor the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi with L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (the Order of Arts and Letters) today.

The culture minister of the country presents the order to a person who has made significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the dissemination of these fields.

It was established by the culture minister on 2 May 1957, and confirmed as part of the Ordre national du Mérite by President Charles de Gaulle in 1963.

Farhadi made his latest film “The Past” in France. The French-language drama brought its star Bérénice Bejo the Palme d’Or for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.

He received the first EU MEDIA prize for “The Past” in 2012 when the film was in its preproduction stage.

His previous film “A Separation” won the Oscar for best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards in 2012. He previously received France’s César award for best foreign film for “A Separation”.


 
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