Known Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi, who directed, nominated for “Oscar” film “the Salesman”, officially announced the cancellation of a trip to the award ceremony of the American Academy. The relevant notice it sent to the Iranian Agency ISNA and the newspaper The New York Times, writes TASS.
“To my deep regret, have to announce that I will not participate in the ceremony. I’m not planning to boycott this event, however, current conditions make my participation impossible. Even if I would be made an exception, given all the “but” and “if” I think this is unacceptable”, — quotes extracts from the statement of the Director of ISNA.
Earlier in protest against the decrees of the President of the United States Donald trump to toughen immigration laws in the ceremony “Oscar” has refused to participate the performer of the title role in “the Salesman” RAM Alidousti. “Trump the prohibition on issuing visas to Iranians and citizens of other countries, is racist and unacceptable. Whether it’s the touch of cultural activities or no, I will not go to the ceremony of awarding the prize “Oscar” 2017″, — she wrote in his microblog on Twitter and Instagram.
Asghar Farhadi is one of the most famous Iranian filmmakers. His film “separation of Nader from Simin” (2011) was awarded several international awards, including “Oscar” and “Golden globe”.