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January 27, 2012

A Separation

Director - Asghar Farhadi

Genre - Drama

Everyone and all mothers should watch this movie. Directors, producers,scriptwriters and actors should have the DVD with them at all times as a reminder to be better at what they do. That is how insanely perfect this movie is for us. It is acted with such natural ease the believability factor becomes unquestionable, and directed with such a firm hand it renders most of what Hollywood puts out embarrassing. This is Iranian cinema at its peak looking down on all the poseurs out there. A couple on the verge of divorce encounter a host of problems which test their resolve, sliding their lives into chaotic instability. Before you go 'typical family court drama', let us assure that this is much more than that. It is an investigative thriller structured around a very human drama which will incite you to re-examine your view of what's right and wrong. This sits on the altar of cinema and inspires an almost spiritual adoration of the art form.


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Shubhajit said...

Yet another excellent Iranian film. Great review as always!

1minutefilmreview said...

Thanks buddy ;)

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

The movie is great on many fronts, but the acting is uniformly excellent.

1minutefilmreview said...

Right on, Andrew ;)