Une grande surprise de découvrir une oeuvre puissante et fine, d'une singulière émotion, constante et limpide, aux questionnements denses et profondément humains, dépassant de loin les errements judiciaires iraniens pour accéder à une troublante intemporalité souvent révélatrice d'une création majeure. www.cinefiches.com
FNC '11 TRIBUTE Good story by Farhadi concerning a man trying to get his death sentenced friend off the execution list by trying to convince the father of the girl his friend killed to call off retaliation. The problem is he winds up falling for his friend's sister. Always interesting with the amatuerish performances not hurting the results too much.
In many ways, Beautiful City (Asghar Farhadi's second film) is the logical precursor to A Separation (his fifth film)—both deal with the intersection of relationships, the law and religion in modern Iran. At the heart of these films is the conflict between justice and forgiveness. Farhadi doesn't shy away from asking tough ethical questions that are sure to stick in his audience's mind well after the credits roll.