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Iran Apparently Doesn’t Produce Bombs When It Comes To Movies

Israel’s entrant in the Academy Awards, “Footnote”, has come up short in the best foreign-language film category.

To add insult to injury, the winning movie comes from Iran!

“A Separation” won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, beating the Israeli film ‘Footnote’, and becoming the first Iranian movie to clinch the honor.

Directed by Asghar Farhadi, the film focuses on a couple going through a divorce and touches on traditions, justice and male-female relationships in modern Iran.

“A Separation” was regarded as the front-runner for the foreign language Oscar after sweeping the awards circuit in Europe and the United States.

It was the second Iranian film to be nominated for an Oscar and the first to win.

Writer-director Farhadi alluded to the tensions over his home country.

Amid talk of “war, intimidation and aggression” among politicians, he said, Iran is “spoken here through her glorious culture, a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics.”

With his daughter, Sarina Farhadi, who co-stars in the film, looking on from the audience, Farhadi added: “I proudly offer this award to the people of my country, the people who respect all cultures and civilizations and despise hostility and resentment.”

Of course, Iran is not using this victory to score propaganda points since the Zionists run Hollywood.

Just kidding.

Iran’s state TV has described the country’s foreign film Oscar win as a victory over Israel.

The Monday broadcast says the award won by “The Separation” succeeded in “leaving behind” a film from the “Zionist regime,” a reference to the country’s arch-foe Israel.

“A Separation,” a tale of domestic turmoil, competed in the Oscars’ foreign language category against the Israeli “Footnote,” about a rivalry between father-son Talmudic scholars.

Traditionally, Iranian officials are dismissive of international cultural ceremonies.

At least we can take heart from the fact that a Zionist stole the show.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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