A HERO directed by Asghar Farhadi official representative of Iranian Cinema in 2022 OSCARS

Following a series of consecutive meetings, the Board of delegations of the representative of Iranian cinema to the OSCARS officially selected the film “A HERO” directed by Asghar Farhadi as the official representative of the Iranian cinema to be introduced to the 2022 Academy Awards best international feature film category.

Iran (IMNA) - “Raed Faridzadeh”, the secretary and spokesman of the Iranian Film committee stated: Due to the modifications made to the rules and regulations of the OSCARS and the deadline change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the work of this committee began with reviewing 44 Iranian films and then they came up with a shortlist of 3 films before making the final decision.

According to Faridzadeh, the committee carefully reviewed the rules and regulations of the academy and watched the films and after voting and gathering opinions, among the 3 finalists “WASTELAND”, “BANDAR BAND” and “A HERO” directed by Asghar Farhadi. “A HERO” was selected and with the signatures of the members of this committee, the film will be introduced as the official representative of Iranian cinema in the 2022 Academy Awards® Best International Feature Film Category.

The Iranian film delegation of the representative of Iranian cinema to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences OSCARS 2022 consisted of Mohammad Ali Najafi (Director and Chairman of the Board of the Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds), Parivash Nazarieh(Actress), Mehdi Sajadechi (Scriptwriter), Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour (Filmmaker and Festival Director of Fajr International Film Festival), Shadmehr Rastin (Scriptwriter), Fereydoun Jeyrani (Scriptwriter and Director), Rasoul SadrAmeli (Producer and Director), Rami Heydari Faroughi (Director) and Dr.Raed Faridzadeh (Secretary of the International Council and Head of International Affairs at the Farabi Cinema Foundation) also accompanied the group as a legal member.

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