Iran's first Oscar submission directed by woman causes stir

By AMIR VAHDAT The Associated Press
This article was published November 11, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

TEHRAN, Iran -- A movie about a young girl whose fantasy world helps her escape the hard realities of growing up in the countryside near Tehran in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution is Iran's first-ever submission for the Academy Awards' foreign film directed by a woman.

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