TEHRAN – AP
A movie about a young girl whose fantasy world helps her escape the hard realities of growing up in the countryside near Tehran in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution is Iran’s first-ever nominee for the Academy Awards’ foreign film directed by a woman. But not everyone is celebrating.
The mixed reaction to Narges Abyar’s film “Nafas,” or “Breath,” shows how art cuts across Iranian politics, both at home and abroad.
Hard-liners have critic…
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