Excerpt: The Iranian family drama "A Separation" is a film that is foreign and alien, even as it is a universal tale. It is very much a film set in Iran and that feels like it could only be set in Iran as the Sharia laws hold prominence among the poor and middle class alike.
Conclusion: A Separation is an archival worthy picture, a textbook example of a perfect Character Drama, a wonderful motion picture experience that covers a broad range of human emotions in a universal tale of misunderstanding, distrust, passion, anger, and doubt.
Excerpt: The Film While divorce may be common in the United States, in Iran it is very different matter, and makes for the central plot of the Iran film A Separation . This acclaimed film, which won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and an Independent Spirit Award for best foreign language film, centers on...
Pros: Actors: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Directors: Asghar Farhadi, Audio Languages: Persian/Farsi 3.0 DTS-HD Master Audio, French, Subtitles: English, Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1, Number of Discs: 1, Rating: PG-13, Studio: Sony Pictures Classics, Release Date: August 21, 2012, Run Time: 123 minutes, List ...
Conclusion: I really enjoyed 'A Separation' but it's not the kind of enjoyment where you jump up from your couch in jubilation. This is an introspective movie that challenges you to think and feel. A movie that will lead your brain down one avenue and your heart down the other.
Excerpt: Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation begins with the eponymous event: After 14 years of marriage, one that yielded an 11-year-old daughter (Sarina Farhadi), Leila Hatami opts to file for divorce from husband Peyman Moaadi over his refusal to take their family out of the country.
Summary: ‘Joy’ might not be the right word to describe a film as emotionally distressing as Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation , but there is certainly an element of elation that comes with witnessing a work that’s as spellbindingly effortless in its construction as this.