Sunday, January 15, 2012

Two Line Reviews - #342

Movie: Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (or) A Separation (Iranian, 2011)

Plot: A couple are in the process of getting divorced. When their only point of influence is their daughter, as if existing troubles were not enough, the family is made to face an extreme situation where they get involved in a court case over the miscarriage of the house's maid servant.

  • If the phrase "making a mountain out of a mole-hill" can be used in the positive sense, it can be apt in few places than in defining this film by Asghar Farhadi. The simplicity & the 'caught-in-a-cob-web' characterisations are amazing!
  • Performance from the actors are terrific; Those of the father,the daughter & the husband of the maid stand-out!
  • The way the blame-guilt game shifts sides backed by nice situations and hasty,tempered conversations is interesting to watch .
A brilliant lesson on how to make a good film from an one-liner!