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How an Iranian film has become a Brit Oscar contender

14 October 2016 Last updated at 10:53 BST

A film set in Tehran, with a cast of Iranian actors, and dialogue in Persian, has become Britain's official submission in the Oscars best foreign language film category this year.

All this is very good news for Under the Shadow's London-based Iran-born director.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.