A Separation

A Separation

A film by Asghar Farhadi

Movie review

She (Leila Hatami) wants to leave the country in order to give their daughter a new life; he (Peyman Maadi) wants to stay to take care of his Alzheimer-afflicted dad. Taking the separation of the couple as a starting point, this Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning feature film offers not only a new cultural point of view on the usual end-of-relationship fare through its location in urban Iran, but is also a lesson in exquisite, riveting, thrilling and morally multifaceted storytelling. Portraying the movie’s affable yet tormented lead, Peyman Maadi, had he been nominated in the Best Actor category at the Oscars, could have kicked Clooney’s and Pitt’s butts, since he offered one of the year’s sturdier and more nuanced performances.

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