Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (2nd R), director and writer ...
Feb 25th, 2012
(Reuters) - Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (2nd R), director and writer of the film "A Separation," poses with American actress Meryl Streep along with Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker (L) and Tom Bernard (R) at a reception honoring the Foreign Language Film nominees from the 84th annual Academy Awards at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences headquarters in Beverly Hills, California, February 24,2012. Farhadi's film is nominated for an Oscar. The Oscars will be presented in Hollywood on February 26. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) -
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