Iranian director Asghar Farhadi celebrates on stage after winning the best screenplay prize for The Salesman at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Photo: AFP

Iranian Oscar winner adjusts to cultural go-between role in Hollywood

Filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, known for A Separation and with his latest film The Salesman also up for Academy Award, says he writes from the heart about aspects of Tehran foreigners rarely see, but doesn’t target audiences overseas

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Iranian director Asghar Farhadi celebrates on stage after winning the best screenplay prize for The Salesman at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Photo: AFP
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