London (ANI): Iranian film 'Nader and Simin: A Separation" has won
the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival along with best
acting prizes. The film, which was directed by Asghar Farhadi, who
won best director at Berlin two years ago for his film 'About
Elly", tells of a troubled marriage.
“I never would have thought that I would win this prize," the
BBC quoted him as saying. He said the film"s victory offered “a
very good opportunity to think of the people of my country, the
country I grew up in, the country where I learned my stories - a
Farhadi, 38, paid tribute to fellow Iranian Jafar Panahi who
could not sit on the Berlin jury after he was jailed on charges of
working against his government. “I really think his problem will be
solved and I would like him to stand here next year," Farhadi
The best actor award went to Peyman Moaadi, and Leila Hatami,
picked up the best actress award.