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A Separation

I’m so glad I finally found the time to watch Asghar Farhadi’s critically acclaimed 2011 film A Separation. I know it’s starting to sound cliché because I keep saying the same things over and over again about the films that I feature in my blog, but this film is again, one of the best films I’ve ever seen. 519 more words

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A Separation (Iran, 2011)

Directed by: Asghar Farhadi. Sometimes it’s important to take the risk of indulging in petty liberal-guilt tokenism and deciding “it’s time to see some films from Iran.” In this case, there was the recent of beloved filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami that got me thinking, but after soliciting some advice from an Iranian coworker (“Kiarostami is the one you’re… 240 more words

Watch the Tense New Trailer for 'A Separation' Director Asghar Farhadi's 'The Salesman'

Asghar Farhadi, director of A SeparationAbout Elly, and The Past, is about to release his next film, The Salesman, and a new trailer was just shared by Amazon studios. 203 more words

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Thursday Movie Picks: Non-English Language Movies - Middle Eastern Language Movies

I mentioned this the last time a Non-English category was featured in the Thursday Movie Picks (during my first week of participation), I’m not good at watching Non-English movies. 198 more words

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Iranian Cinema For The Uninitiated

Internationally, the best known Iranian film is arguably Majid Majidi’s Children of Heaven. Set against Iran’s urban poverty, the film tells a charming tale of a brother and sister, and the quest for a pair of missing school shoes. 1,009 more words

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A Separation

Spoiler-free Film Review!

By: Asghar Farhadi

When: 2011

Interesting and random fact: The Iranian government refused permission to shoot A Separation until poor Mr. Farhadi apologized for a speech in support of liberal filmmakers he’d given earlier. 837 more words

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Review: The Salesman (2016)

The new movie from Asghar Farhadi, the masterly Iranian director of ‘A Separation’ and ‘The Past,’ is another finely cut gem of neorealist suspense.

One of the many reasons that Alfred Hitchcock is arguably the greatest filmmaker of all time — the quintessential filmmaker — is that his spirit and technique infuse the work of so many other directors (maybe all of them). 1,027 more words

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