Iranian film A Separation
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Film clip: Iranian Oscar hopeful A Separation

US-Iran relations may be at a low point, but one American institution - the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences - may be about to reward an Iranian film with an Oscar nomination.

A Separation follows the aftermath of the disintegration of a 15-year marriage.

Directed by Asghar Farhadi, the film stars Leila Hatami and Peyman Moadi.