Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
Staring: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moadi, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi
Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language film. Set in contemporary Iran, it is a compelling drama resulting from the marriage break up of a privileged couple who can’t agree on the big decisions in life, but the consequences of their separation are worked out in the film.
As a result a group of people who are equally complex and flawed are bound together by the untidy minutia of everyday life. A flawless ensemble cast and the natural realism of the photography focus on the emotional state of the characters and the film increasingly tightens the emotional strings. Widely seen by critics and audiences as deservedly a fine film.