Monday, 2/27/2017


Award for “Best Foreign Language Film”


Anousheh Ansari accpeting the Oscar® for THE SALESMAN on behalf of director Ashgar Farhadi (Credit: Phil McCarten / ©A.M.P.A.S.)


After the success at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2016 the Iranian film THE SALESMAN was awarded with the Oscar for „Best Foreign Language Film” at the Academy Awards 2017 yesterday.

THE SALESMAN was competing against TONI ERDMANN from Germany (FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2016 opening film), TANNA from Australia (International Independents 2016), A MAN CALLED OVE from Sweden and LAND OF MINE from Denmark.

Last year THE SALESMAN was part of the Competition CineMasters at FILFMEST MÜNCHEN and was awarded with the ARRI/Osram Award.

The Oscar winner in the category "Best Picture" MOONLIGHT is also the work of a beloved FILMFEST MÜNCHEN guest: Producer Adele Romanski (Interview). In past years several of ther films were screened at  FILMFEST MÜNCHEN: THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER, THE FREEBIE (both 2010), her debut as a director LEAVE ME LIKE YOU FOUND ME (2012), BAD MILO! (2013) and MORRIS FROM AMERICA (2016).

TONI ERDMANN – the German contribution to this year's Academy Awards – did not win an Oscar but still had a successful weekend: It won the award for "Best International Film" at the Independent Spirit Awards on saturday.