Yet in Iran it’s another story. After a brief bout of chest-thumping over their victory over the Israeli nominee Iranian authorities have turned on the film and resumed their persecution of Farhadi and the Iranian film community. So what’s the big deal over A Separation? To American eyes this appears to be the equivalent of Congress condemning The Descendants as subversive.
I get ito it in this week's Burning Questions column. Head over to The Film Experience to read all about it.