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Set in contemporary Iran, “A Separation“ is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents’ home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader.When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife’s absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage.Life is complicated enough without the lies that people tell. One small one leads to another and then another and before you know it the truth can become so obscured that it’s hard to even see where it lies anymore.In Asghar Farhadi’s film, Simin (Leila Hatami) and her husband Nader (Peyman Moadi), have just separated and are about to become victims of such a lie, as well as manipulation and public confrontations.
With his wife now gone, Nader is left with no one to care for his elderly father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi) while he’s at work so he hires Razieh (Sareh Bayat), to look after him.Razieh turns up to work without telling her husband –or seeking his permission – and she’s also pregnant but doesn’t tell Nader. When she goes out one day she locks his father in his room aftertying his hand to the bed, but on this particular day Nader comes home early and finds his father not only locked in his room but lying injured on the floor.Flying into a rage, Nader throws Razieh out of the house and the next thing he knows is that she’s in hospital having suffered a miscarriage and claiming to have been beaten and pushed down a flight of stairs. What then follows is a taut and lengthy look at Iranian society and how even telling the smallest of lies can have far reaching consequences.Farhadi’s screenplay and direction never misses a beat and manages to combine moments of brilliant comedy with tightly wound family tensions. As Nader and Razieh’s unstable husband, Hodjat (Shahab Hosseini) collide inside and outside the court we know there’s more to the story than their wives are telling or are able to say.The cast do an excellent job of bringing these complex emotions to life, especially Peyman Moadi and Shahab Hosseini whose characters seem to be on the verge of nervous breakdowns, given their impossible situations but Leila Hatami and Sareh Bayat are the driving force here, as the wives who are trying to do their best for their families
A Separation is one of those rare films that leaves you with more questions than answers, and rightly so. There’s a lot to think about here, it’s more than just a morality tale, it also challenges the typical Western view of what life in Iran is like and what role women play in society there. Whereas we might be used to thinking of them as passive bystanders in a male dominated world, in A Separation, they are portrayed as highly present and active in society, , despite the restrictions they are subjected to.
The way Farhadi builds the story around the relationships it’s something we can relate to and recognise, so while its setting is specific, the core of the story is one that’s universal and simply put, just beautifully crafted and riveting from start to finish.
An unhappily married couple break up in this complex, painful, fascinating Iranian drama by writer-director Asghar Farhadi, with explosive results that expose a network of personal and social faultlines. A Separation is a portrait of a fractured relationship and an examination of theocracy, domestic rule and the politics of sex and class – and it reveals a terrible, pervasive sadness that seems to well up through the asphalt and the brickwork. In its depiction of national alienation in Iran, it’s comparable to the work of Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof. But there is a distinct western strand. The film shows a middle-class household under siege from an angry outsider; there are semi-unsolved mysteries, angry confrontations and family burdens: an ageing parent and two children from warring camps appearing to make friends. All these things surely show the influence of Michael Haneke’s 2005 film Hidden. Farhadi, like Haneke, takes a scalpel to his bourgeois homeland
These are modern people with modern problems. After 14 years of marriage, Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Peyman Moaadi) want to split. They live in a flat with their intelligent, sensitive 11-year-old daughter Termeh (Sarina Farhadi), and with Nader’s elderly father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi), who suffers from Alzheimer’s and is in need of constant care.Both of them work, and, ambitious for their daughter’s education, they have hired a teacher from her school to come to this crowded flat to give her extra coaching for her imminent and crucial exams. But now Simin wants to leave Iran for a country where there are more opportunities for women generally and for her daughter in particular; Nader says it is out of the question. They must stay in Iran to look after his father.This debate has escalated into a demand for divorce. The very first scene shows the pair petitioning the equivalent of a magistrate for permission to proceed. This figure is not shown; the couple look directly into the camera and make their case, as it were, to us, the audience. In courtroom terms, this is something like an opening address to the jury, and the audience is invited not to decide who is right and who is wrong, but to see afresh that in such cases there is no right and wrong. Both have some justice on their side.