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'The Artist' Star Bérénice Bejo Replaces Marion Cotillard In 'A Separation' Director Asghar Farhadi's Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 23, 2012 1:07 PM
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It seems "A Separation" director Asghar Farhadi won't have to sweat it in terms of talent for his next film, and first French-language feature. Earlier this year, it was reported he had rounded up "A Prophet" star Tahar Rahim and the luminous Marion Cotillard to topline his picture, but alas the latter has fallen out, but her replacement is nothing to sneeze at.

Tahar Rahim To Star Opposite Marion Cotillard In 'A Separation' Helmer Asghar Farhadi's Upcoming French-Language Effort

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 21, 2012 8:40 AM
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Merely days after "A Separation" helmer Asghar Farhadi cast fellow Oscar winner Marion Cotillard in his mysterious French-language feature, the Iranian has added another prestigious Gallic talent to the project in actor Tahar Rahim.

Marion Cotillard To Star In 'A Separation' Helmer Asghar Farhadi's Next; Matthias Schoenaerts Lines Up Thriller 'The Treatment'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 17, 2012 8:19 AM
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One of the most anticipated features at Cannes this year is Jacques Audiard's return to the Croisette with "Rust & Bone," an adaptation of Craig Davidson's short story starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. The last time the helmer was here for "A Prophet," he earned immense critical acclaim for himself and his film's star, Tahar Rahim, leading to the film's eventual Oscar-nomination in the Foreign Film category. From the sounds of our review this morning, "Rust & Bone" is another huge success for both the director and his lead actress.

'A Separation' Director Asghar Farhadi's Next Film Is A French-Language Pic, Shoots This Fall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2012 1:53 PM
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Winning an Oscar is a cause for celebration...unless you're the sour-faced officials in the Iranian government. While most Iranians are proud and honored that Asghar Farhadi took home the prize for Best Foreign Film for "A Separation" at the Oscars, the heavy handed Iranian government scoffed at such Western frivolity, and canceled a planned ceremony on Monday for the movie. Apparently, the film's themes of domestic strife and gender inequality were frowned upon by the conversative higher ups. Well, they won't have to worry about the director's next film bringing them dishonor.

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