The director of About Elly hits hard again with the Nader and Simin, A Separation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nader_and_Simin,_A_Separation) , which won three awards at the last Berlin Film Festival.
It is an incredible gear which we did attend the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asghar_Farhadi , after a man and a woman decided to separate.
The reason for the break is not trivial: it wants to go abroad, he will not leave his father suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
A dilemma that many Iranians must feel fairly fortunate to go into exile, trapped in a country increasingly repressive.
It‘s a safe bet that a separation is indeed one of the last jewels of cinema made in Iran whileAbbas Kiarostami or Jafar Panahi no work more freely.
If Farhadi criticism of Iranian society in its judicial system or its bigotry, separation is essentially a universal film.
Its protagonist, Nader, is obliged to hire help at home to care for her father. The latter hides a secret that will lead directly to human trials. Scene after scene, the audience is shoved in his convictions. Between surprise and compassion, it switches through a flawless dramathat makes almost every scene a moment to remember. The screenplay is surprisingly complex, revealing – in the end – a key element of the story. Go ahead!
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