A Separation

Ugly truth, sweet lies


A Separation
This Iranian film arrives with a long string of awards to its name, including the Best Foreign Language Oscar. The story revolves around a married couple who divorce, leaving dad looking after the daughter and his ill father. He hires a young woman to care for his dad, but when she falls down the stairs and has a miscarriage, her husband sues her employer. The resulting court case brings much to light, leading to complex interplay between the characters as legal and ethical questions in modern Iran are examined. In Persian language with English subtitles. Not to be missed.

123 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Drama, On the art circuit

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Maybe we should get divorced ...
Maybe we should get divorced ...

Credits

Cast
Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini, Sarina Farhadi
Director
Asghar Farhadi
ScreenplayAsghar Farhadi
MusicSattar Oraki
CinematographyMahmoud Kalari
EditingHaayedeh Safiyari
Sound formatsDolby SR
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byAsghar Farhadi

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceBrief, realistic and moderate, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsForeign film with English subtitles and complex and mature themes of religious dogma explored.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconWhen loyalty to a family drives a wedge
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconBlik op liefde, konflik se aard soms apos;n riller
15
Cape Times
Deborah Young quote iconThe great divide
15
Box Office
Wade Major quote iconThe most relevant Foreign Film in the Oscar lineup
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
20
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconA Separation, Asghar Farhadi's universally acclaimed 2011 feature, is many things, none of them trivial.
18
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconA Separation is a landmark film. No way will you be able to get it out of your head.
18
Metacritic.com
41 critics
19
Rottentomatoes critics
143 critics
18
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconMorally complex, suspenseful, and consistently involving, A Separation captures the messiness of a dissolving relationship with keen insight and searing intensity.
20
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
17
Movie Review Intelligence
46 critics
19

What the People say

Internet
69747 Netizens quote iconA Perfection
17

Average .. 85%

17

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