Art and ExperienceThe filming of Iranian Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi’s new movie, starring two Spanish Oscar-winning thespians, has been scheduled to start next week.

The film starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz is a joint production of France, Italy and Spain, featuring Spanish as well as Argentinean actors and actresses.

The popular Iranian director previously announced that he is not familiar with the Spanish language, adding that the script of the film was written in Persian and then translated into Spanish.

Farhadi, born in 1972, is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. Most notable among his awards, he has received a Golden Globe Award as well as two Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012 and 2017.

He was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world by Time magazine in 2012.

The Iranian filmmaker won his second Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for ‘The Salesman’ at the 89th edition of the Academy Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles, California, on February 26.