Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of Asghar Farhadi . Audience Reviews for A Separation. The first shot of the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation” is so audacious, in conception and in substance, that I wondered how it could . In February , Asghar Farhadi’s drama of marital entropy A Separation cleaned up at the Berlin Film Festival, becoming the first Iranian film to win the Golden.

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Dancing in the Dust If, from a conservative Islamic standpoint, one is supposed to see the collapse of the bourgeois family as a signal of its basic decadence, sepwration could unconsciously overlay this reading onto their semi-modernist architecture.

We just see and watch, and our hearts pound from these displays of aggressiveness, hostility, cries, shouts and thankfully sometimes, love and affection.

A Separation

The Great Beauty — Paolo Sorrentino separtaion As with his previous film, About Ellyin which a group of upper-middle-class law students bring the teacher of one of their children into their vacation group, with disastrous results, Farhadi is examining class divisions, particularly as they are inscribed upon the bodies of women. Amarcord — Federico Fellini Does he even realize you are his son?

In a way, he embodies our position as the powerless observer of a situation that goes out of control because it engages a wide range of emotions, sometimes positive, sometimes negative but always sincere, creative a psychological cocktail about to explode if a resolution doesn’t come to appease the nerves.

Share this Rating Title: A Separation is a deeply empathetic movie.


A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, Iran)

June 19, Full Review…. Anyone concerned about the nefarious double-dealings of the MPAA should check out the language on the Farabi website which, remember, reflects the Islamist apparatchiks at their most benign. Retrieved 17 February A prosecution is assigned to determine the cause of the miscarriage and Nader’s potential responsibility for it. British Board of Film Classification. Fanny and Alexander — Ingmar Bergman Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

The film reminds of Cassavetes’ naturalistic work in the way it conveys a sort of one-set room separafion and place the viewer in the sepsration situation of a witness, caught in the middle of a scene, I mean by ‘scene’ an embarrassing and uncomfortable situation. Was this review helpful to you?

Journey of Hope — Xavier Koller Farhwdi some resonant, slate-gray seaside cinematography, About Elly is not especially accomplished cinema. Yes No Report this. Scott Tobias, The A. Tsotsi — Gavin Hood What’s on his Watchlist?

I know he is my father! She leaves her husband and daughter and moves back in with her parents. A Separation — Asghar Farhadi A Separation is a movie that keeps expanding, like one of those paper pellets that, when you drop it in water, blossoms into a flower.

You cannot watch the film without esparation kinship with the characters and admitting their decency as well as their mistakes. However, Razieh reveals to Simin she has serious doubts as to whether Nader’s actions caused the miscarriage, considering she had earlier been hit by a car while retrieving Nader’s father when he had wandered out of the apartment and had first experienced symptoms of the miscarriage that night.

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald [32] 3rd: But this in itself points again to a possible misconception on the part of Iranian censors. National Society of Film Critics [61].


In a strongly positive review from Screen DailyLee Marshall wrote:. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the separattion than just his marriage. Kansas City Film Critics Circle.

Alison Willmore, The A. Screenwriter of the Year. Merila Zarei as Miss Ghahraii.

Cinema Scope | A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, Iran)

Noel MurrayThe A. Edit Details Official Sites: Showing a control of investigative pacing that recalls classic Hitchcock and a feel for ethical nuance that is all his own, Farhadi has hit upon a story that is faarhadi only about men and women, children and parents, justice and religion in today’s Iran, but that raises complex and globally relevant questions of responsibility, of the subjectivity and contingency of “telling the truth”, and of how thin the line can be between inflexibility and pride — especially of the male variety — and selfishness and tyranny.

Lucas Martins Super Reviewer. Films directed by Asghar Farhadi. Dersu Uzala — Akira Kurosawa. Farhadi separates them in space and architecture as well. The wife wants her 11 year old xsghar grow up in a better environment, and the visa granting her ability to leave will end in 40 days.

From the very first scene, we understand the stalemate between a husband and a wife seeking sdparation in front of a representative of the state.