It’s been a long time coming but we finally, FINALLY, got round to watching A Separation. Back in 2012, when we were worrying about Mayan Calendars, London Olympics and Gangnam Style (what a year that was) young Philip Rose recommended we watch A Separation, the first Iranian film to win an Oscar and the critical darling of 2011.
Immeditately we sprang into action. After waiting only 6 months Lewis ordered the film off LoveFilm. Just 7 months later Lewis watched it. Barely two months went by and then I watched it. 101 Films at its most efficient!
Ok, so we were rubbish. The problem was that we just were never in the mood to watch a two hour (subtitled) Iranian film about divorce and the effect it has on the people around the couple. I watched and enjoyed the film and even now that description makes my heart sink a bit. I guess Lew and I are becoming shallow in our old age.
We did enjoy the film though, if finding it a bit hard going, and we hope you enjoy our podcast (we appreciate they can be hard going too).
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Director: Asghar Farhadi Year of release: 2011 Studio/Distributor: Filmiran, Sony Pictures Classics Country: Iran