A Separation’s trouble and strife
Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, a tale of marital strife from Iran, has been picking up gongs wherever it goes. It won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. It has a Golden Globe and is nominated for an Oscar. But sources close to the Iranian leadership are starting to get antsy about the film’s success. Masoud Ferasati, a writer who supports the regime, appeared on state-sponsored television to spout: “The image of our society that A Separation depicts is the dirty picture westerners are wishing for.” With all this talk of “dirty” pictures one can’t help but think of Ireland in the 1970s. Let’s hope that Michelle Williams has ditched that little-old-lady costume she was wearing at the Golden Globes. Ooo! Saucer of milk for Reel News, please.