Feb
28

Oscars: France, Pakistan, Iran react to their films’ wins

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‘The Artist’s’ success is celebrated (mostly). Pakistan activists are happy ‘Saving Face’ won. ‘A Separation’s’ triumph is seen in different ways in Iran.

A beaming France reacted with pride, and a touch of skepticism, when it woke up on Monday morning to news that a quirky, almost dialogue-free French film had won five Oscars — for best picture, actor, director, costume design and score. "The Artist" passed from being the most Oscar-nominated French film in history to the first to win best picture.

from By Eric Pape, Special to the Los Angeles Times

via http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeast/la-et-oscar-foreign-20120228,0,1967223.story?track=rss

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