Asghar Farhadi Wins Golden Bear Iranian Film Takes Top Prize at Berlinale

An Iranian film has won the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival for the first time. The Golden Bear went to Asghar Farhadi's family drama "Nader and Simin: A Separation."
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and members of his cast arrive at the premiere of "Nader And Simin, A Separation" on Feb. 15 at the Berlinale. From left to right: Sareh Bayat, Leila Hatami, Farhadi and Sarina Farhadi.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and members of his cast arrive at the premiere of "Nader And Simin, A Separation" on Feb. 15 at the Berlinale. From left to right: Sareh Bayat, Leila Hatami, Farhadi and Sarina Farhadi.

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