Directed by Asghar Farhadi|
With Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami, Sarah Bayat
2011, Iran, 123 minutes, in Persian with English subtitles, rated PG-13
A Separation quietly and shrewdly combines elements of family melodrama and legal thriller. Simin wants to leave Iran with her daughter; her husband, Nader, insists on staying to care for his frail father. Their dilemma plays out in an Iranian courtroom, not the ideal place to discuss intimate matters. A portrait of the slipperiness of truth, the film presents a society divided by sex, generation, religion and class.
"The movie has such a profound and compassionate understanding of human behavior, family ties and the way ordinary people respond when they're forced into a moral quandary, I can't imagine anyone not being transfixed by it." Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"The film is a singular achievement, a piece of realist cinema with the pull of a suspense thriller." Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"A Separation is totally foreign and achingly familiar. It's a thrilling domestic drama that offers acute insights into human motivations and behavior as well as a compelling look at what goes on behind a particular curtain that almost never gets raised." Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
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