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Iran scraps ban after filmmaker’s apology: report

5 October 2010

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Iran scraps ban after filmmaker’s apology: report

Iran has scrapped a ban on internationally acclaimed director Asghar Farhadi’s unfinished film after he tendered an apology to the culture ministry, ILNA news agency said on Saturday. According to Iranian media, Culture Minister Mohammad Hosseini had said on the sidelines of a seminar on Thursday that Farhadi “had realised his mistakes.” “The main issue is not Farhadi or his film… We believe that cultural and artistic groups… must not be involved in political matters,” he said.

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via AFP

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