Monday, February 15, 2021

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

 ... you can learn from:

A Separation (2011)

Nader: What is wrong is wrong, 
no matter who said it or where it's written.

I don't know why I had today written down today specifically as the 10th anniversary of Asghar Farhadi's masterpiece A Separation -- today is the 10th anniversary of its screening at Berlinale but that wasn't even the first festival premiere, it was the film's second, and it's not like I wind my clock by what Berlin does. (No offense, Berlin! I've always wanted to visit, and maybe take a Fassbinder tour!) 

Anyway I'd already started this post by the time I realized what I was celebrating so let's just run with it -- Happy 10, sort of, A Separation! Here is my brief review of the film from January of 2012, when I actually saw the movie, nearly a year after its Berlinale premiere. Anyway I saw it for the masterpiece it is right off the bat, so that's nice. Go Farhadi! Excited to see he's got a new movie called A Hero in post right now -- 2021, like every year, could use a new Farhadi.

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