Ed Driscoll

'Michael Moore Is the Most Famous Director in Iran'

As spotted by Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters:

At a screening of Asghar Farhadi’s critically lauded “A Separation” at Sony’s screening room, the Iranian director spotted the “Fahrenheit 9/11” filmmaker in the audience. Farhadi quipped, “Michael Moore is the most famous director in Iran,” and said everyone knows his movies because they’re shown on national TV there.

Iran’s legendary army of distaff cinematic auteurs that HSBC bank keeps mentioning must be fuming right now.