A Separation to Unite

In Film on February 17, 2012 at 5:56 am

Masterfully done, Asghar Farhadi’s latest work  “A Separation” * is uniting Iranian Cinema with numerous prizes some never been awarded to an Iranian movie.

There are several reasons that this movie is raising to the top among those are the followings:

1-    Going beyond the cultural nuances: As the story unfolds, viewers submerge in the setting since the movie is not ethnically centered.

2-     Clear character development: Audience has no problem understanding the class difference between the two families depicted in the film, simply by following the storyline.

3-    “Human Beings” with all the flaws and strengths: Exaggerations is excluded from the characters. Characters come and play as real as they are found in real life.

4-    No evil, No angel: Each character in the movie makes mistakes. At the same time each person wants the best for his/her family.

5-    Intense and involved: The characters make wrong choices one time or another throughout the movie. These mistakes follow a snowball effect and ruin what otherwise could be fixed or maintained.

6-    Mirroring reality in fiction through stellar performances: Besides the story, cast is superb. Where the experienced cast meets not-so-experienced ones in a perfect harmony. They mesh so well together and make it difficult for the viewer to separate fact and fiction and the experienced from the new comers.

A Separation (also: Separation of Nader and Simin)

Cast: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Babak Karimi, Ali-Asghar Shahbazi, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh, Kimia Hosseini, Merila Zarei

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Screenwriters: Asghar Farhadi

Executive producer: Negar Eskandarfar

Producer: Asghar Farhadi

Assistant director: Hamidreza Ghorbani

Director of photography: Mahmood Kalari

Set design & costumes: Keyvan Moghadam

Original music score: Sattar Oraki

Editor: Hayedeh Safiyari

125 minutes


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