10 March 2012
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi 2011)
A self-portrait drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci, a sketched head of a native American chief: the middle class couple at the centre of this movie look to the West, but are kept in Iran by responsibility for the man's father, who has dementia. The separation of the title refers to the wife's attempt to extricate herself and their daughter. But the separation is really just the set-up.