A Separation

A Separation

A Separation

Iranian drama, winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards and Golden Globes, and Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival 2011.

"A middle-class Iranian couple, already in the midst of an unpleasant separation, find themselves drawn into a web of half-truths and manipulation after the husband hires a lower-class caretaker for his Alzheimer's-stricken, elderly father. Writer-director Asghar Farhadi has created a complex drama... that teases out the intricacies and contradictions of modern Iranian society." (Melbourne International Film Festival 2011)

Winner for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Winner of the Golden Berlin Bear (Best Film), Ecumenical Jury Prize, Best Actor and Actress at Berlin Film Festival 2011.
2010Rating: PG, contains low level violence123 minsIranPersian with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

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Total Film

Total Film

Impressively shot and acted, A Separation refuses to judge its characters: everyone here has their reasons.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

However ripe A Separation might seem for being adapted into a smart American film, Hollywood shouldn't bother. Farhadi's movie is just about perfect as it is.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

With great power and subtlety, Farhadi transforms this ugly quarrel into a contemporary tragedy.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

"A Separation" touches on religious strictures and the role of women in Iran, but it does so with a light hand and not a twitch of condemnation.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The writer-director, Asghar Farhadi, tells his story with a fair and even hand. His only agenda seems to be to express empathy.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Powerful art cinema that challenges political and social unity in Iran.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Beyond the impeccable performances and direction, it’s foremost an exceptional piece of screenwriting, so finely wrought that the drama seems guided by an invisible hand.

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