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Nader (Peyman Moaadi ) and Simin (
Being a Indian national my view towards this movie are different thanthe local viewers for sure.Some of my synopsis/observation as follows :- Subject is differentwhich made this movie "very interesting". Movie shows image of today'sIran i.e. a father allows his daughter to fill petrol in their car andshe talks with the man at petrol/gas station. Another thing to noticerelevant to movie, the med "cleans the old man" which seems to be anodd job in Iran for a woman. [ I can assume that Iran as being Islamicrepublic country ]. Few more things to notice, the wife of accused manstill supports him though they are separated. Over all this movie isworth to watch but with English subtitles otherwise very difficult tounderstand "important" conversations if you don't understand "Farsi"language. Also if observed the man tells her daughter not to say"Arabic" word for an English word which she want to answer in school.He insists her to use "Farsi" word. :-) Slow movie. Not many gesturesby main actor,actress and their daughter. But still a worth to watchmovie.
THIS FILM IS TRULY A MASTERPIECE!!!This is one of the best movies I'veever seen in a very long time!!The acting was incredible!!!!!!!!!Totally deserved the award, Even though the storyline isn't that interesting , the SENSATIONALacting made me dying to know what's gonna happen next !!Recommend this movie to everyone who hasn't seen it yet ! just see itand you won't regret it !!!I wish more people in the world knew about this film.who cares aboutHollywood ,trueï»¿ cinema is out thereHighly Recommend.
I think our day to day life has more than enough material for a goodmovie. 'A separation' engrosses you into the life of a small Persianfamily and shows you what happens there. You get to watch this veryclosely and the final result is a superbly simple and beautiful film.The story is so real, this could have happened anywhere. There is also another nice movie by the same director - 'About Elly(2009)', but I think I liked this one more. The movie lingers, makes you think, but its not heavy on your mind, yourelish the thinking, it might probably remind you of the events in yourown life and what you may have done in those circumstances. In somesense, you actually cherish the fact that well - this is life. Thereare too many beautiful moments in this film to list, go watch it,satisfaction assured.
A SeparationThe worst part of separating from your spouse is deciding who'll get toignore the kids during the week and who gets to on the weekend.Fortunately, the offspring caught in-between her parents' separation inthis drama is desired by both sides.A marriage is torn apart when Simin (Leila Hatami) decides she wants toflee Iran so her daughter (Sarina Farhadi) can have a better life.But her husband Nader (Peyman Moaadi) is resolved to care for hisfather who has dementia.With Simin gone, Nader hires a caretaker (Sareh Bayat), who lateraccuses him of causing her miscarriage when he expels her for stealing.With Nader facing murder charges, Simin must return and defend him.Using marital separation to analyze Iran's religious, sexual and classdivisions, A Separation is an intense and indelible experience.Besides, estranged wives always return home once they start to misstheir husband's farts. (Green Light)vidiotreviews.blogspot.ca
I believe the greatness of this movie lies in it's universality.Farhadi's masterful storytelling breaks all geographical and culturalbarriers and allows us access to this world of pride, family values andreligion finally leading to communication breakdown.The Story begins in a very innocuous manner and then catches theunsuspecting audience by surprise. One feature of this movie that makesit special is it approaches this intensely charged drama as a thriller.As we go deeper in the narrative the face of truth is peeled layer bylayer and allows the viewer to be a part of all the events occurring onthe screen. Performances are so good that I can assure you that you canmirror each character with people You know. Farhadi seems to havecomplete authority over this masterpiece.i don't want to reveal any plot details. All I want to say is If youlike serious movies dealing with real people and you like 'CharacterStudy'in movies then your wait is over. This is It. The one.If you like 'A Separation' then 'About Elly' is definitely recommended.At the end i would like to quote some lines from 'Schism' By 'Tool'."Cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any sense of compassion betweensupposed lovers, between supposed brothers."
It is a most watch movie brilliant , make sure you see it with a lovedone!it shows the real face of the Iranian community relating the marriageproblems.I found this to be one of the most gripping and moving films I've seenthis year. Superbly directed and wonderfully acted and aided by anexcellent script it is surely one the films of the year. A 5 starwinner!quoting the guardians review on the movie: Farhadi shows how thissituation is like a pool of petrol into which any event lands like alighted match. Everyone is aware of their rights and how angry theyfeel at injustices and slights, and the women are grimly aware of thedouble responsibility of finding a working solution and persuadingtheir menfolk to accept it.
It was a perfect drama movie.A Separation has great directing,acting,writing & editing. I advise youto watch this masterwork film.If you want watch this for First time don't forecast more becausescreenplay will Mislead you."A Separation" show us Divorce problem and its Influx on children evenfor a few days very well."Asghar Farhadi" create another masterwork (About Elly) please watch itand enjoy like me.I want to Thank A Separation's creators.
"A Separation" directed by Ashgar Farhadi, and winner of the academyaward for best foreign film is a serious and engaging drama giving theworld a story of Iranian life replete with excellent cultural nuancesand originalities. (spoilers) The movie starts out running with whatseems to be a break-up between a couple but really masks the true storyof social class fighting. The narrative is superbly written -especially the main conflict where the truth is nicely obscured tocreate suspense and tension for the audience. We're wondering whatexactly happened, and yet some important questions even as the creditsrole are left unanswered. Worthy of it's award and one of the bettermovies of late.
this is one of the most heart breaking and real movies I have seen thisyear. you can not leave the movie for even 1 second and characters aresuch real ones that you start to put yourself in their position andthink what would I do? it is a must see movie as Turkish drama loverperson i may suggest every drama fan to watch this breath taking realnatural real movie. these Iranian people are god's blessings bravo...the actor is like born to act as if he is living his real life. therelationship between daughter and father and wife and husband seem sonatural for those who know that culture. I should also add that theperformance of the cleaner woman is very satisfactory.
This is certainly one of those rare movies of recent times where bothelements of the genre Drama and Mystery shine brightly. The moviestarts off with the couple Nader and Simin asking for a divorce over acomparatively light-hearted issue. Slowly but extremely engagingly themovie revolves around serious and religious issues. The truly great facet about the movie's story is that it has sub-plotswhich are interleaved in a very deft manner such that those eventuallyaccelerates the main plot, which is the separation or divorce of thetwo protagonists. The other aspect of the movie which really captivatedme is the way the director showed the mystery part along with thesocial drama of relatively upper and lower class Iranian families.Surprising truths are unraveled in the way they should be in a goodmystery movie. Kudos to Asghar Farhadi for blending that with theemotional elements like the problems and dilemma of Nader and Simin'sdaughter. This explains that not for nothing the screenplay of themovie got an Oscar nod.The performance the entire cast is brilliant and just what thesituations, created in the movie, needed. From the girl who playedTermeh and Shahab Hosseini who played the volatile husband of the maidwho Nader hired for household jobs to the lead actors LeilaHatami(Simin) and Peyman Moadi(Nader), everyone more or less excelledin their respective parts. This movie is rich with many cinematic elements which make this a moviea movie-lover would not want to miss.
This film is one of the best of all times for me. It revolves around acouple so beautifully that you will never know how time passed. Thefilm is the best example of emotional turmoil through which many of ushave to go through at one point of time. From the starting, the film isvery much fast. And this became possible through a lot of twists andquick dialog deliveries. The film is a must watch for anyone.PROS:The best part of the film was that there is no one good or bad in thefilm. By the time you will sympathize with some character, they willstart showing different colors. The acting by the cast is true to theirpurpose. The film clearly defines the meaning of struggle. Everyone hasto go through this once in their life. The decisions that thecharacters make during the film are sure to twist your mind. And thisis what keeps you glued.Message: "Struggle is a part of life." Verdict: "A must watch."
i was left speechless after watching this film..this movie puts theaudience in the seat of a juror who has to pass a fair judgment for acomplex case of human values, adherence to one's core principles, andsetting basic priorities in life, which here becomes unusuallytough...this is no thriller, but i was on the edge of my seat for twofull hours...this is no horror movie, but it gave me goosebumps...thisis no romantic movie, but i fell in love with the plot and all thecharacters involved..each character is thoughtfully well-defined, andeveryone play their parts to perfection.. this is a classic example ofintense film making...asghar farhadi & the entire crew, take a bow!!!
No special effects, no stunts, no car chases - and the whole thing inFarsi. How could it possibly appeal to an English-speaking audience?But "A Separation" deservedly won the Academy Award for Best ForeignFilm.Asghar Farhadi has both written and directed a compelling domesticdrama set in a middle-class home in Tehran. At the centre of all thetrouble is Nader (Peyman Moadi). His wife wants to leave the countrybut he feels that he must remain to look after his father who suffersfrom Alzheimer's disease and, when she goes to stay with her parents,he is left to engage someone to look after his father and to supporttheir daughter who is caught in the middle of this family crisis.What makes this film so special is the way the narrative twists andturns so that the viewer is not sure what is coming next and who tobelieve. The moral confusion portrayed here is really true to life andwe see a very different picture of this theocratic state than ispresented in the western media.
All reasons and excuses have piled up there over years. It's the time of separation now.Typical Iranian feelings, Iranian life, and Iranian characters.Everything is fine in Iranian life but nothing is.We love each other but we don't. We care about each other but there are external factors affecting ourrelationship.The epidemic dream of a Utopia abroad makes meaningless all otherthings you have. A typical of many similar stories of the intention to immigrate whichis changing people's lives.Iranian woman's independence of mind and action. Iranian woman's basic role in shaping the structure of family life.
I have never lived in Iran, so I cannot comment on the accuracy of thefilm as a portrait of Iranian life. But it certainly convinced me ofits authenticity in terms of the problems faced by most ordinary peopleat lot of the time. I assume that the characters were played by actors,but they never seemed like actors and never intruded their ownpersonalities into the piece. The film raised a number of importancemoral questions, without preaching at the viewer and no easy answerswere offered. I had one reservation - about an event hidden from theviewer but critical to an understanding of the action. However, apartfrom this, I thought it was excellent.
Today I had the pleasure of watching A Separation, a foreign film thathas been critically-acclaimed for some time now. What we have here isdefinitely one of the year's best films. Intriguing, captivating, andambiguous.I had no idea that this was going to turn out to be some sort of courtdrama. I just want to first talk about the direction. Farhadimasterfully constructs these characters, and we enter into a state intheir lives where we serve as some sort of observant. Even before theactual plot of the film comes along, his tight screenplay and directionleave us trying to astutely observe what is happening around everycorner of the frame. We barely know these characters, and yet, tensionis arising from the simplest of every-day matters. Why? Why indeed, asit becomes apparent, the film gets more serious in its plot. It is herethat the real reason as to why we are observing moments of thesecharacters' lives comes into focus. Questions arise, as to who didwhat, and who saw what, and who heard this or that. The film takes aneutral ground in all of this, and yet we ourselves can't help but tryto memorize even the smallest of details that could perhaps help us outin figuring out the actual truth. The film never judges its characters,which is why we also have to be sort of neutral in all of this, evenwhen we don't want to, even when we think we know what really happened.This is a mystery in the most unusual and most natural way. We arehooked into the film's plot line, and as much as the film won't let usgo, we don't want to let go. We want to hang on and catch up with it,and not miss one single beat of what is happening. Such precise andbalanced filmmaking.I do want to take note of the fantastic performances. The entire castis wonderful, especially the three main leads. Not one single moment iswasted in their portrayals. Overall, this is a near-perfect film, oneof the most intriguing and engaging films of the year, and the endingserves entirely to what had come before, and is fully satisfying.
I consider this film as an Iranian who personally does not relate tothe specific problems it addresses, so there is no emotional point forme. I also don't take part in the political voting against thepro-regime film "Ekhrajiha 3" by rating this one 10.If I had seen nothing to compare with, I could give an arbitrary ratingincl. 10 to this one, but comparing "Marmoulak", "Gavaznha", "Gav", andother Iranian dramas with this one, I must say it is not the best ofIranian cinema but a decent one. In the international comparison itwould fall a bit farther behind, and that's fully natural.About the content, without intention of spoiling, the film gives youquite a good insight about some very actual problems of Iranian societyand has a subtle political point, and certainly it is worth watchingfrom educational point of view. Watch it to see how totally differentinterests, circumstances, restrictions, hopes, and emotions clash in asociety that is longing for freedom as a human right. But don't drawconclusions about Iranian cinema in general due to the fact that someof my fellow Iranians call this one the best movie ever!
Asghar Farhadi's new film after the ingenious 'About Elly' is runningfor the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival and, with halfof the competition done and the rest of the program not looking toopromising, appears to be an almost inevitable winner. Although maybe itwon't for that very reason: Jahar Panahi's repeat inability to attendhis jury duties because of Iran's government refusal to issue him atravel permit, a retrospective of his works including the 2006 SilverBear-winning 'Offside', a variety of other Iranian productions andrenewed demonstrations in Iran proper put the spotlight firmly on thatcountry's elaborate, yet constrained film industry. All that buzz mayoutshine the film's artistic value, and prompt the jury to go for aless favored competitor. I should hope not, for Farhadi manages onceagain to embed lots of social criticism into a straight-laced,realistic narrative.As in 'About Elly', the story begins rather unassumingly and takes anabrupt turn into a spiral of increasingly dramatic events: Nader andSimin are a couple about to break up over the question of movingabroad, for which they have obtained a permit after waiting for 18months. Nader, however, has his father to take care of, who issuffering from Alzheimer's. Sirin still wants to leave, but not withouther daughter (yes, pun intended) Termeh, a somewhat shy, bespectacled11-year-old who cannot accept her parents' break-up. She thereforedecides to stay with her father, which prompts Simin not to leave thecountry, but move to her mother. Nader is thereby forced to hiresomeone to take care of his dad, and a colleague of Sirin recommendsthe pregnant Razieh. Being deeply religious, she should not work in asingle man's household, but her husband has been out of a job for along time and is threatened with jail by his creditors. Her pregnancyand the necessity to attend to her daughter additionally stress herout. When Nader comes home one day to find his father left alone andtied to his bed, a struggle with the returning Razieh ensues, withcatastrophic consequences for everyone around...This is a much more complicated set-up than in 'About Elly', but itallows Farhadi to put a lot of additional information into his film asmay be obvious to those who are just trying to follow the story (Ihesitate to give examples because the film is as of yet to be releasedin Iran, which means an open-source comment such as this one needs tobe carefully phrased). Much of the action takes place in courtrooms,where judges try to negotiate between the parties without any lawyerspresent. There's a lot of familiarity, and also a lot of menace, whichsucceeds to create the same climate of anxiety, accusation and deceitas in 'About Elly'. The realism of the narrative is embedded into acarefully planned scenography which makes almost every shot linger inthe memory. And as in 'About Elly' the decisive moment, the one thatsolves the mystery is omitted in the picture, only to be explainedverbally at the very end.What makes me feel even more for this film is the fact that it might bethe last film of its kind from Iran for some time. Ali Samadi Ahadi,the German-Iranian director of the comedy 'Salami Aleikum' and theupcoming documentary on the July 2009 protests 'The Green Wave', wrotethat the film industry has come to a virtual standstill. 'Nader andSimin' was in development at the time of the protests; since then,regulations have become far more repressive, with even establishedmasters like Kiarostami or Makhmalbaf forced to work abroad, and othersthreatened with jail and work prohibitions, of whom Panahi is only themost famous example. All the more reason to give this film the creditit deserves - winning Berlin may cause Iran's bureaucrats toreconsider, for cinema is almost the last link remaining to our world.Without film, how could we understand that Iranians are a modern peoplewith issues like our own, and not dangerous fanatics as some media andpoliticians would have us believe?
Over the years, I have watched perhaps thousands of internationalfilms. And, I've come to be impressed by the films of threecountries--France, Japan and, surprisingly, Iran. In fact, althoughI've seen far fewer Iranian films than either Japanese or French, theIranian films have always been exceptional...always. Their track recordwith films you can see here in the States is amazing. Part of it isbecause the nation has produced Majid Majidi--a truly brilliantfilmmaker who, oddly, has only received on Oscar nomination and nowins. Yet, easily, he could have won several times with such brilliantfilms as "Chidlren of Heaven", "The Color of Paradise", "The WillowTree" and "Baran". I have also seen several other wonderful film byother Iranian directors. So, I was quite interested in seeing "ASeparation" when it arrived at a local theater. And, I am glad I had achance to see it.The film begins with a man and wife both seeing a judge (or more like areferee) to discuss a divorce. The wife wants to leave Iran (exactlywhy is never discussed, by the way--an interesting omission) but thehusband is adamant--he won't leave his father, as the father hasAlzheimer's. This is an odd reason to want a divorce and as theaudience knew nothing about the family, it was easy to dislike the wifeand side with the husband--especially since they have a daughter who isin the middle. But the wife insists--she WILL leave whether he divorcesher or not.Most of the rest of the film centers on the husband. You have to feelfor the guy--his wife insists on leaving, his father is in the mid-latestages of the disease and he is having a devil of a time findingsomeone to care for the man. His prayers seem to be answered when hefinds a woman willing to watch him--and at the price he can afford.However, this is early in the film and there is LOTS to come. I'd saymore about the plot, but there are so many surprises, I'd rather justleave it to you to see yourself.n The film is great to watch becausethere are so many surprises and so many situations where people arefaced with very tough choices and yet they seem to make the wrong onesagain and again--all due to stubbornness. Such simple things likeapologizing or even talking out problems--all these seem beyond people.And, in the process, two children from two separate families are stuckin the middle--with HUGE pressures put on them by their parents. As aresult of all this, I can guarantee that it's a film that will get youthinking and have a strong emotional impact. It's also a great film tosee with friends because I could easily see the film stimulating a tonof discussion afterwords. Intelligent and very complex--the onlyreservation I have is that the film is unrelentingly sad and tough towatch. I could imagine some viewers just tiring of all this, as it'slike an extended Bickerson's skit--without any jokes or levity--justanger, horrible decisions, selfishness and isolation. Sad but profound.
While most reports about Iran have centered on its nuclear program,"JodÃ¡i-e NÃ¡der az Simin" (called "A Separation" in English) takes alook at the lives of the Iranian people. It focuses on a family fallingapart, and how events proliferate from this. Every character is flawedbut well-meaning, and so the audience can't really "side" with onecharacter over the others. The basic gist of the movie is how thismoral conundrum affects every person.The movie is now particularly famous because it is the first Iranianmovie to win Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.Accepting his Oscar last Sunday, director Asghar Farhadi remindedviewers that when there is talk of war, we truly need to see Iran forits great history and not accept a one-dimensional view of it. That waswithout a doubt the most important part of the ceremony, and "ASeparation" is one of the best movies that I've seen in a long time.Definitely worth seeing.