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Iranian cinema shines again with “Nader and Simin: A separation”

Iranian film gathers speed on Euro fest circuit
Peyman Moaadi and Leila Hatami
Directed by Asghar Farhadi

Get ready for the Iranian hurricane. “Nader and Simin: A Separation” has been riding on a wave of positive buzz ever since Smackdown in Berlin Persian-style--“Separation” won for Best Movie and Best Actor, male and female, at the last Berlinale Festival. It was quite the coup. This second film by director Asghar Farhadi (pictured, below right), whose 2009 film "About Elly" already received ... more >

All eyes on Iranian cinema: Nader & Simin

Iranian cinema is about to get a whole lot more interesting with Asghar Farhadi’s “Nader & Simin: A separation,” which in theory should be shown here in limited release in about two months. Shot in semi-clandestinity in Tehran, "Nader & Simin" provides us with an unforgiving gaze unto a couple on the verge of separation. Nader's father is found to have Alzheimer’s disease and a ... more >