Sara Gomes’s review published on Letterboxd:
When I started A Separation I knew I was about to watch a good movie, but it was even better than I expected.
Nader and Simin are about to divorce and little did they know about how this decision would create a chain of awful events. I won't spoil the plot, but the story is interesting and very well done, to the point that we can connect with every character. The complex characters, the way they interact with each other and the very good acting helps to this feeling. To be honest, despite the fact that the characters live in Iran and have a different religion and costumes, the actions and the morality of these people remind us of ourselves. This is a situation that could happen anywhere. The values of honesty, family and trust are something universal and this movie proves it.
The simplicity of the cinematography and the really good, natural actings mixed with a very realistic, dramatic story will totally involve you in a spiral of realistic emotions not once forced to the viewer.