Watched Mar 01, 2012
Ryan Moccia’s review:
A Separation is a powerful film about priorities and the lengths people will go to fight for what they value. The film almost deceives you by drawing you in with the promise of an examination of the taboo idea of an Iranian couples divorce. However, Nader and Simin's divorce comes to serve as the backdrop for a story that transforms into something more about the gray area surrounding the ideals of responsibility, honour, and doing the 'right thing' than an examination of the ethics of divorce.
The direction of Asghar Farhadi was subtle yet extremely powerful, and left me excited to see what his next project may be now that he is looking to break into American cinema.