Asghar Farhadi speaks as actress Penelope Cruz listens during a press conference for the film "Todos Lo Saben (Everybody Knows)," May 9, 2018, during the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.
AFP / Laurent Emmanuel
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The double-Oscar winning director whose film opened the Cannes Film Festival has pleaded with Iran to let a fellow director attend the premiere of his own film.Seated alongside principal actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, during Wednesday's news conference to promote "Everybody Knows," Asghar Farhadi said Iran should allow Jafar Panahi to attend the festival where they both have movies competing for the Palme d'Or.Farhadi, who won foreign language Oscars for films made in Iran – "A Separation" and "The Salesman" – is free to come and go from his home country as he makes films there and in Europe.
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