Monday, March 12, 2012

A Separation

Music starts only when the end credits start rolling in. You are almost overwhelmed by emotions by then, but they don't overpower you. They linger on...and you do not want to let go of them.

A separation...

There are plenty of reviews about the movie on the web, but I am yet to read any. I will do that soon though, maybe later in the night. But I am convinced that a movie which wins the "Best Foreign Movie' award at the Oscars would surely have glowing reviews.

The movie works on multiple levels, and almost all levels compete with each other to excel. But somehow its the grayness of the characters which stand out, all the characters, what they say what they do, how the story unfolds. No one is wrong, and no one is right; its just the way it is. There is no categorizing it in anyway, you can relate to it, empathize with it, and connect with it. The story is fair to everyone, its just perfectly balanced.

I don't know how some film-makers do this, but I am glad that such phenomenal people exist and make such exceptional cinema; world would just not be worth existing if such movies aren't made.

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23 comments:

  1. I have this film with me, and was planning to watch it soon...I have found the middle eastern films (Iran, Israel) to be quite rich in dialogue and having very real characters, fragile but strong and with a story which tugs the heart at the right places...You may like to watch 'The Band's visit'..as well :-)

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    1. Thanks a lot Kunal for the suggestion, I will surely try and see this one. And I completely agree with you on the movies from the middle east, they are extremely rich in content and characters...and of course a delight to the senses of the viewer...

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  2. this is an awesome movie, though pretty different from the usual neo-realist Iranian movie but a great study in characters

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    1. I agree, its unusual...but its somehow a movie for everyone. I think anyone would be impacted by it...

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    1. Thanks Daniel, though I didn't really take the picture :) You should certainly try to see the movie if you can...

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  4. Hey nice space, i will come back of course! Great post, i love the frist sentece, a big true!!

    Hugs

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    1. Thanks Tiago, I am glad you liked the post...

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  5. There is a lot of skill in making grayness interesting.

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    1. I agree, there is a lot of hard work not being on one side...and I love it when someone does it just so right...

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  6. Loved your blog Sid. Especially the "Strangers who knew each other too well"...I need to read the others too :)

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  7. Have to watch. Thanks. Special mention to the remarkable expression present in your work. :)

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    1. You absolutely should, and thank you as well :)

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  8. The movie caught my interest when I learned about it Oscar night. It sounds refreshing for a film to be made without an agenda, to show people being people. I will certainly add this one to see. Thank you for the review!

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  9. Exactly...its rare to see movies where people are just people and the movie scores really high on that. Go ahead and enjoy the movie and let know how you liked it..

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  10. I see only three or four movies like this one per year. Maybe this also makes them special.

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    1. This one would surely qualify, especially if you are not much into Hollywood movies...

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  11. Nice article. I think people should go through it. Thank you for sharing.


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