A classic tale of cause and effect, it's easy to understand why the Iranian film, "A Separation" has had endless major accolades globally (46 wins and 20 nominations) bestowed upon it in the past year. And, as this year's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film, this masterpiece's dexterity to mesmerize forges on. Flawlessly written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, the film succeeds on every level. Suspenseful. Gripping. All of the performances here are so seamless that you will wonder if you are observing real life instead of fiction.
Set in modern day Iran, "A Separation" allows us to observe one family as they deal with a myriad of everyday issues and life cycles we all know too well. Add the intense presence of religion to the mix and you are hooked in no time at all. This ubiquitous story is handled with such natural candor and eloquence that it's easy to comprehend no matter who we are or what are our beliefs or politics, our issues and desires are all universally the same. Don't miss it.
To see our video review of this stupendous film, with out host, Stefanie Alleyne and today's panelist, Yahaira Pulino, visit http://letstalkfilm.com/2012/03/15/film-review-a-separation-connects-us/