Short Review: A Separation

Posted: October 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

After a lot of search and despair, finally an Iranian movie lands in my lap. And that too, something by Asghar Farhadi!
In a nation, where brilliant directors like Makhmalbaf, Jafar Panahi get ostracized for showing the truth in films, Farhadi has brilliantly portrayed the issues of a middle-class family, its relationships, gender issues, strong religious sentiments and process of justice and honour.
The vivid characters, the scenes and the beautiful photography paralleled with a crisp editing makes this an outstanding movie. That is well evident from the fact that it won the Best Foreign Language Film in Academy Awards.
What takes away the breath is the last scene of the movie, when the couple files for divorce again and their emotional separation is brilliantly shown by an apt mis-en-scene interpretation.
After TaxiDriver, this is another movie that has robbed me off my sleep…
Kudos, Asghar Farhadi!

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