March 10, 2012

A Separation - 2011

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Writer: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Kimia Hosseini

Simin (Hatami) wants to take her daughter Termeh (Farhadi) and leave her husband Nader (Moadi) to go to the United States, but he refuses to grant her a divorce to do so on the grounds that his Alzheimer's-stricken father needs someone to care for him. Nader finds himself dealing with the law again, however, after allegedly causing the miscarriage of the woman whom he hires to look after his father.

Don't have too much to say about this one. It's a terrific drama (aside from a bit of a unsatisfying ending)  that's beautifully shot, and filled with naturalistic performances. A Separation is truly deserving of its Oscar win as last year's Best Foreign Film. A

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