#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Nader (Payman Maadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami) argue about living abroad. Simin prefers to live abroad to provide better opportunities for their only daughter, Termeh. However, Nader refuses to go because he thinks he must stay in Iran and take care of his father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi), who suffers from Alzheimers. However, Simin is determined to get a divorce and leave the country with her daughter.
Plot: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision – to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer’s disease.
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thoughtful, brilliant film
This is the first Iranian film I’ve seen, and I’m recommending it to every-one I know. It is so well-crafted; the twists of the plot throw up new moral dilemmas for all the protagonists, which are explored sensitively and without judgement – so refreshingly unlike mainstream American films. I felt sympathy for all the characters, even the threatening Hodjat, full of misplaced rage which often erupts volcanically. And as a footnote, the film felt like an intimate view into a society that our news media portray as monochromatic and extremely foreign. (I am writing this a few days after the UK embassy in Tehran was ransacked)
While not especially pleasant viewing, it’s a very complex film–the sort that will get you and your friends talking.
Over the years, I have watched perhaps thousands of international films. And, I’ve come to be impressed by the films of three countries–France, Japan and, surprisingly, Iran. In fact, although I’ve seen far fewer Iranian films than either Japanese or French, the Iranian films have always been exceptional…always. Their track record with films you can see here in the States is amazing. Part of it is because the nation has produced Majid Majidi–a truly brilliant filmmaker who, oddly, has only received on Oscar nomination and no wins. Yet, easily, he could have won several times with such brilliant films as “Chidlren of Heaven”, “The Color of Paradise”, “The Willow Tree” and “Baran”. I have also seen several other wonderful film by other Iranian directors. So, I was quite interested in seeing “A Separation” when it arrived at a local theater. And, I am glad I had a chance to see it.
The film begins with a man and wife both seeing a judge (or more like a referee) to discuss a divorce. The wife wants to leave Iran (exactly why is never discussed, by the way–an interesting omission) but the husband is adamant–he won’t leave his father, as the father has Alzheimer’s. This is an odd reason to want a divorce and as the audience knew nothing about the family, it was easy to dislike the wife and side with the husband–especially since they have a daughter who is in the middle. But the wife insists–she WILL leave whether he divorces her or not.
Most of the rest of the film centers on the husband. You have to feel for the guy–his wife insists on leaving, his father is in the mid-late stages of the disease and he is having a devil of a time finding someone to care for the man. His prayers seem to be answered when he finds a woman willing to watch him–and at the price he can afford. However, this is early in the film and there is LOTS to come. I’d say more about the plot, but there are so many surprises, I’d rather just leave it to you to see yourself.n The film is great to watch because there are so many surprises and so many situations where people are faced with very tough choices and yet they seem to make the wrong ones again and again–all due to stubbornness. Such simple things like apologizing or even talking out problems–all these seem beyond people. And, in the process, two children from two separate families are stuck in the middle–with HUGE pressures put on them by their parents. As a result of all this, I can guarantee that it’s a film that will get you thinking and have a strong emotional impact. It’s also a great film to see with friends because I could easily see the film stimulating a ton of discussion afterwords. Intelligent and very complex–the only reservation I have is that the film is unrelentingly sad and tough to watch. I could imagine some viewers just tiring of all this, as it’s like an extended Bickerson’s skit–without any jokes or levity–just anger, horrible decisions, selfishness and isolation. Sad but profound.
Original Language fa
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Director Asghar Farhadi
Writer Asghar Farhadi
Actors Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat
Country Iran, France, Australia
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 89 wins & 50 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton 35-III, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses, Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Film Length 3,362 m (Portugal, 35mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 500T 8573, Eterna 400T 8583)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema