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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) by Asghar Farhadi, 2011 (PG-13)

with Leila Hatami, Peyman Moadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Babak Karimi (Le Passé - The Past), Ali-Asghar Shahbaz, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh, Kimia Hosseini, Merila Zarei
From the director of Le Passé - The Past

An Iranian husband and wife split up over his decision to stay and care for his aging father instead of leaving the country with his family. But his fateful choice to hire a stranger to do most of the caretaking breeds unexpected consequences.

A separation is a very interesting movie. It is Iranian, when lately, when coming out in the US, Iranian themed movie are usually giving an openly negative vision of Iran. A separation is not only about a divorce, it is about a split of mentality, a split in generation, a split is society. While using the conventions of Iran, without trying to shock or criticize, the movie in an innocent way shows a fracture in the system. In the system that in a way can be similar in the US, or Europe. It doesn't matter that much. The characters are very human, trying to deal with the present situation with as much dignity as it is possible, lying to protect themselves, pushing away when being pushed, and trying to live as happy as one can be with an imperfect life.


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