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When his wife (Leila Hatami) leaves him, Nader (Peyman Moadi) hires a young woman (Sareh Bayat) to take care of his suffering father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). But he doesn't know his new maid is not only pregnant, but also working without her unstable husband's (Shahab Hosseini) permission. Soon, Nader finds himself entangled in a web of lies manipulation and public confrontations. A SEPARATION is the first ever Iranian film to be awarded the Golden Bear.
Separation is like something ibsen might have written. Excellent slow burn story with acting so natural it feels like a documentary. There are few films that do so much by studying human frailty and consequence. The fact that the court of sharia law determines behaviour in Iran gives this a chilly edge. Amazing film making with a European edge. Worthy of anyone's collection. US directors would do well to try and make movies with so much compassion. Sadly their business models don't allow them. You wonder who really has ability for true expression, and TRUTH. Here is a film that informs
the audience the purpose of both.
A Separation is without doubt the best film I have seen this year. It has brilliant acting and direction. It reveals how mundane acts can build up to create dreadful circumstances from which there is seemingly no way out for those involved. It offers genuine insight into the human condition. Brilliant.
just watch it and u will see real drama