Anonymous


  • Tattered Lives in Divided Iran

    September 22, 2011

    Asghar Farhadi’s film Nader and Simin: A Separation, is a fine account of Iran’s predicament; anyone interested in the mysteries of change and tradition--the difficulties faced by many people as they try and reconcile themselves to modern values and norms--will learn much from it. I saw it in Tehran this summer, and so movingly did it reflect what I was witnessing around me, I was surprised that the authorities had allowed it to be screened and its creator and leading actors to travel to Germany to be honored by the Berlin Film Festival.