(...)Ich denke, in den Zeiten von Pergida und Trump, in denen die dümmsten Menschen davon ausgehen, der Iran sei eine Nation voller durchgedrehter "Kameltreiber", ist A Seperation eine vernünftige Medizin. Die Menschen im Film agieren moderat mit dem Willen, das Richtige zu tun. Richtig und falsch zu entscheiden, das gestaltet sich hier zu einem moralischen Befund über das Wesen des Gerichts an sich.
A pure drama with an intricate clever plot and characters that brings particular fascination to a Westerner showcasing religious, moral and class tensions within contemporary Iranian society overturning typical cultural assumptions. Technically the film offers no frills, and is basically similar to a typical Hollywood production, but the complexity and depth of introspection is unparalleled when compared to Hollywood
A masterpiece of the struggles of married life, when conflicts of moving on and staying behind are at stake. Incredible performance from all the actors involved. Humble and bold cinematography, courageous perspectives of Iranian life. I was in awe when I saw it, I still am to this day. Glad it won an Oscar, because it got the attention of Americans, who drown in their own mainstream agenda.
The ingredients here are so simple, yet so hard to achieve. A humble directing style, totally committed acting, character development that makes sense and never falls into cliche or predictability and a veiled, open-to-interpretation series of themes and meanings. This film is specific to Iran, but speaks across all cultures and times. Excellent.
A pervasively confrontational, deeply intricate film about integrity filtered through family and the law. Farhadi's characters often address the camera directly as they plead their cases, seemingly in an attempt to win the audience as well as the judges. It works, too. No one here is unsympathetic, no one here is perfect, and the complexities religion and financial insecurity bring to the table are crushingly real.
This movie is truly a work of art. I didn't pay much attention to the cinematography since I got caught up in the amazing story. I started seeing the angles pretty soon but that didn't spoil it. You will be swept away by the movie's dark and sad current. The performances are great with no exceptions and the final shot is masterful.