Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Separation (2011) review

Posted by Muarif 4:20 AM, under | No comments

Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation is one of the finest Iranian dramas of all time. On the surface appears to be little more than a domestic drama, but the range of the complex reflected in his narrative increasingly detailed over time. Farhadi film is a detailed portrait of tortured humanistic religious beliefs, moral debts and irreducible blood ties.

The film begins with the breakdown of the marriage of Nader (Peyman Moaadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami). She is desperate to flee their homeland for a new beginning with her daughter. However, it is determined to remain the responsibility he feels for his Alzheimer affected parent is unable to care for himself.

Nader appoint a woman, Razieh (Sareh Bayat), which is the cure for his father, but when she disappears one day things, his father almost died. Angry, and convinced, too, that he stole from him, pushed her out of their apartment. Later, he learned that the process fell down the steps outside, to harm themselves. Moreover, to complicate things, it becomes clear that Razieh was really pregnant and lost the baby incident.

After police investigations are only the beginning of the moral implications of the actions of these people who are passionate and repairs that are trying to do, painfully intertwined. What emerges is a vision rich, moving and sometimes very disturbing in Iranian life. Separation (2011) is probably the highlight of the festival so far, a film that rings true in every scene and hypnotize you with their irresistible interactions, strong and brilliant performance in flames.


Director: Asghar Farhadi
Writer: Asghar Farhadi
Stars: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami and Sareh Bayat


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