Excerpt: Just as we as a nation were deciding that Iran was a country of nuke-loving, camel-riding, women-oppressing extremists, along came Asghar Farhadi's A Separation; a bolt of cinematic mastery from a clear, unbiased Iranian sky.
Summary: Gripping and thrilling story about, simply, a family struggling to keep it together when the father is accused of a crime in which hardly anyone knows he if really did it. The writing and acting are superb, and I would recommend anyone who respects the art of film making to go see it.
Summary: Not a bad standard drama, but I just couldn't get into it. It was not paced well and the subject matter did not spark much creativity. Nominated for best foreign language film, it does not live up to expectations. Skip it.
Excerpt: One of the best films produced in 2011 because of its flawless acting/direction. Human frailties at its finest. Nader (Peyman Moaadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami) have been married for 14 years and live with their 11-year-old daughter Termeh (Sarina Farhadi).
Summary: A tragedy of errors with a very easy to see political analogy: The old father is Iran. A country with Alzheimer forgetting its own people. An incontinent regime pissing on its youth. The unborn child stands for a free democratic Iran, killed before birth. Where?
Summary: On the surface it may seem like a simple drama , however I was pleasantly surprised to see a mix of underlying details that ultimately drive this movie to become one of the best I have ever seen. Brilliant acting, amazing directing...incredible story.
Summary: this movie is an absolute masterpiece. most important part of Farhadi's film making is screenplay and story. he develops the plot with numerous details and he performs them while shooting. that's why such a very Iranian story and atmosphere fascinated people around the world.
Summary: This is the film of the year. Its concerns are universal. The drifting apart of a married couple and their daughter, as tensions build up and small lies spin out of control. Everyone has good reasons for what they do and their own truth which looks like lies and distortions to others.