Art and Experience: Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s drama “The Salesman” receives a nomination in the foreign-language film category at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards, the organizers announced on Thursday.
The movie, which is also Iran’s submission to the 89th Academy Awards in the best foreign language film category, is competing with “Elle” by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven and “The Handmaiden” by Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook.
“Julieta” by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, “Neruda” by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín Matte and “Toni Erdmann” by German director Maren Ade are other nominees.
The Critics’ Choice Awards are presented annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA). Winners will be announced during a televised ceremony in the California coastal town of Santa Monica near Los Angeles on December 11.
Last Tuesday, the National Board of Review in New York named “The Salesman” best foreign-language film.
The film won Farhadi the award for best screenplay and a Palme d’Or for best actor for Shahab Hosseini at the Cannes Film Festival this year.