Friday, 20 April 2012

Iranian drama a modern masterpiece

A Separation at first seems like its about, well, a separation of a couple. It is about that – but there is so much more to this Iranian Drama that has managed to take the world by storm. What this film is about is religion, status, children, morals, human behaviour and the law. When I first saw this film, it took hours before I stopped thinking about it (especially the last scene) because it’s just so damned powerful. Asghar Farhadi has challenged the stereotypes of theocratic Iran, and shown his characters in an empathetic light, showing life’s problems aren’t particular to one group of people, but to everyone, regardless of status. This film really makes you think.