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Asghar Farhadi to head Busan filmfest jury
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Iranian director Asghar Farhadi directs a scene from “A Separation”.
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi directs a scene from “A Separation”.
TEHRAN – Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has been appointed as president of the jury for the New Currents section at the 19th Busan International Film Festival, which will be held in South Korea from October 2 to 11.
 
New Currents is the main section of the festival which is for the first or the second feature films by up-and-coming Asian directors. Two best feature films are awarded in this section.
 
Professor of film studies at the Scotland’s University of St. Andrews Dina Iordanova, French philosopher Jacques Ranciere, Indian actress Suhasini Maniratnam, and Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho are the members of the jury. 
 
The Iranian director Mohammad-Mehdi Asgarpur’s drama “We Have a Guest” will compete in the festival.
 
The Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-Etemad presided over the jury for the New Currents section at the 18th Busan International Film Festival.
 
Farhadi’s “A Separation” won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a French César for best foreign language film earlier in 2012 as well as Berlin’s Golden Bear in 2011.
 
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