Buzzing: Oscar-nominated Iranian film to screen in London

Oscar-nominated Iranian film to screen in London

The mayor of London said he will stage an outdoor screening of the Oscar-nominated film The Salesman by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who has refused to attend the Oscars ceremony to protest against United States President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban.

Mr Sadiq Khan said on his website he expects up to 10,000 people to go for speeches and the screening of the movie, to be held on Feb 26, the same day as the Oscars, in London's Trafalgar Square.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 16, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing: Oscar-nominated Iranian film to screen in London'. Print Edition | Subscribe