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A Separation 2011 / Now On Netflix

9.7

Winner of an Oscar and a Golden Globe among endless accolades, A Separation is a movie about an Iranian couple faced with the decision of leaving the country for better opportunities or staying to take care of a sick parent. If you’ve ever been curious about the humans of Iran beyond the politics, and by cultural extension, humans of Middle-Eastern countries, watch A Separation. But hold it, “An interesting foreign movie” is not how A Separation should be viewed (it’s not Slumdog Millionaire). As someone who grew up in a middle-class Muslim family, this film may be the only one to thoroughly portray many integral aspects of my upbringing.  It perfectly depicts the delicate interaction between high moral standards and the realities of underdevelopment: how many bad people are only good people running out of options, and how parents raise their children in a shell of protection from the outside world while struggling to also introduce them to it. On a separate level, it also portrays how people live ready to have every privilege they have ever had revoked and how the constant need to “man up” transforms people, as well as the role of religion in all this. A Separation is my movie, and so I am asking you to watch this film the same way I’d want you to come visit and get to know my home country.

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movieproblems
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movieproblems

Watching this movie made me appreciate foreign cinema. I didn’t even notice the time passing, so hard to agree with anyone calling this movie slow.

rapid
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rapid

It can be slow at times but it’s still a great movie. It’s different from other things you could watch

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  • Genre

    Drama
  • Mood

    Challenging, Discussion-sparking, Emotional, Intense, Raw, Thrilling
  • Starring

    Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Sareh Bayat
  • Directed by

    Asghar Farhadi
  • Written by

    Asghar Farhadi
  • Runtime

    123 minutes