The Fall KCET Cinema Series came to an end yesterday with a screening of Iran's official selection for the 84th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, A Separation.
About the film:
'A Separation' raises crucial questions about family relationships between parents and children, men and women, the condition of women in Iran and how one's beliefs, religious and otherwise, affect our lives. "A Separation could hardly be more concrete, or contemporary or dramatic. Flawlessly crafted, brilliantly performed and elegantly photographed, I find it hard to believe that a relatively unknown filmmaker from a heavily censored nation managed to do what Mr. Farhadi has done - take the measure of Iranian society in a world-class masterpiece" wrote Joe Morgenstern in the Wall St. Journal.
After the screening host Pete Hammond led a Q&A with the director, Asghar Farhadi (and his interpreter). Farhadi spoke about the different reactions to the film and the filming process in Iran. Below are pictures taken at the event.
Since last night's screening was the last in the series, audience members were asked to vote for their favorite film in the Fall season. Which film did you vote for?
Pictures also by Nadya Zhuravleva.