Iranian movie A Separation has won the 2012 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film – the first middle-eastern picture to claim the honour…
The movie tells the story of a middle-class couple who’s heading for divorce, but things got complicated when the husband is accused of causing the miscarriage of their lower-class maid hired to take care of his Alzheimer-suffering father.
The film raised questions on lots of social issues… taking care of elders, marriage, kids, social class, religion, sins, mental illness, distortions etc. The interesting thing is that it managed to squeeze all the issues smoothly in the storyline, with some clever twists.
Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi and starring Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi etc.