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 >