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“A Separation”

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Asghar Farhadi discusses directing of “A Separation,” Iran's official selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Starting out as a domestic drama about the dissolution of a marriage, the film gradually reveals its complex texture and unfolds like a legal thriller. “A Separation” is playing at Film Forum & Lincoln Plaza.

 

Guests:

Asghar Farhadi

Comments [3]

Aida from NJ

First, I was surprised that Farhadi is not openly talking about the threats he had been given from the government. I guess I had forgotten the brutality of the Iranian regime. More power to him for standing by his people and thanking "these truly peace-loving people" in the Golden Globe.
I sent the link of the interview to my family in Iran and to my surprise, the government has filtered WNYC! Many thanks to Farhadi for being the Iranian people's voice while this totalitarian regime presses his boots on people's throats.

Jan. 20 2012 11:13 AM
Max from northern NJ

I must agree with 'jgarbuz from Queens'. I lived and worked in Iran for two years in the waning days of the Shah's regime, and found Iranians, as a group, to be among the warmest and most hospitable I have met anywhere. Clearly, that is a generalization, but Persian culture does highly value the accommodation of others.

The subtle nuance and complexity of Iranian cinema reflects a perspective and insight worthy of note.

The history of Iran is tragic. We have all lost a potentially warm and vibrant ally.

Jan. 18 2012 01:56 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Persian people and Iranian movies are fantastic! Too bad the mad Mullahs and Ayatollahs run the place. Iranian movies are some of the best in the world.

Jan. 17 2012 01:29 PM

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