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The Un[Scene] takes on Iran's most high-profile auteur

It is often a battle within my film critic brain whether to focus on the present, and constantly keep up to date with the latest releases as soon as they are available, or to take a moment to recognize and analyze those that may have slipped by my radar. 468 more words

A Separation

Review: A Separation, directed by Asghar Farhadi

This terrific film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2012.

It comes from the director of About EllyAsghar Farhadi, and explores similar themes, but is much more developed and complete.   462 more words


About Elly

With both A Separation and The Past under his belt, Asghar Farhadi has proven himself to be one of the most formidable directors working today, rivaling Michael Haneke in presenting realism in contemporary film. 546 more words


Second Breakfast: Livin' in 'The Past'

A few years ago… somehow three years ago, I reviewed a well-known, critically beloved Iranian movie called A Separation. I recently reread that review and surprisingly didn’t slap my palm to my forehead in amazement over a misspent youth. 823 more words

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A good movie's window into Iranian life

The 2011 Iranian movie “A Separation” is one of the best movies I ever saw.   It is good in itself, and a good window into life in Iran. 421 more words


Movie Review - A Separation

A Separation, one of the widely acclaimed film of the current era and rightly so. Though it didn’t hit me as hard as Children of Heaven, it still had a terrific impact on me. 335 more words

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