Movies, books, music and TV

“A Separation” and the Human Situation – A Movie Review

The Iranian film, A Separation (2011), is as splendid as all the critics have said it is.  It is skillfully directed and shrewdly, fascinatingly written by one man:  Asghar Farhadi.  The drama–all about a shattering conflict involving two families–is full-steam-ahead and tragic, but not despairing.

One of the movie’s themes is the human inclination to use lies for protection, for a refuge.  By no means does Farhadi condone lying, but he shows us circumstances in which people either lie or they are doomed.  Another theme is that which the title points to:  separation between family members, between husbands and wives, and what is wrought by this.

Not surprisingly, the Oscar for Best Foreign Film of 2011 went to A Separation.  How come American filmmakers failed to produce anything even approximating this work?

Nader and Simin, A Separation

Image via Wikipedia

(In Persian with English subtitles)


Paying Attention to “Atlas Shrugged, Part 1” – A Movie Review


10 in ’07: The Most Recent “Ten Commandments” – A Movie Review


  1. Yronele

    I have never heard about this before…Anyway, thanks a lot for the awesome post here…

  2. Nicole

    The story plot is interesting. It’s very realistic because it does happen in true life. Thanks for sharing this.. You really gave me an idea to watch this. Good job! 🙂

  3. Jones24

    Thanks for sharing with us this realistic human review, I will check it out because its very interesting…

  4. Maysel03

    Very inspiring story.. Thanks for sharing this great review..

  5. Vivian73

    Thanks for sharing this inspiring creation review, I do love to check it out…

  6. Ronifelle

    I want to try this and see if it is really exciting…

  7. Arielle

    It was real pleasure to discover this blog. Maybe you’d like to place a banner on my blogroll? How can I contact you on private?

    • dean

      Thank you for your response.

      Could you click on Contact on this site to get in touch with the site’s owner?

  8. I feel that there is something interesting on this movie so I will watch it with my family. I will look for the trailer of this.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén