Magazine article Screen International

Iran's A Separation Leads Asian Film Awards

Magazine article Screen International

Iran's A Separation Leads Asian Film Awards

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Asghar Farhadi's A Separation was the big winner at the Asian Film Awards last night scooping best film, best director, best screenwriter and best editor.

The Iranian drama, which was awarded best foreign-language film at this year's Academy Awards, was written and directed by Farhadi, while Hayedeh Safiyari took best editor honours.

Best actress went to Hong Kong veteran actress Deanie Ip [pictured] for her role in Ann Hui's A Simple Life, echoing her win at last year's Venice film festival. Hui was the recipient this year of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Donny Damara beat out a strong category to take best actor for his role as a transvestite prostitute in Indonesian drama Lovely Man.

Taiwan's Lawrence Ko took best supporting actor for his role in Jump Ashin!, while Shamaine Buencamino won best actress for award-winning Filipino drama Nino. …

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