A Separation (جدایی نادر از سیمین - Jodái-e Náder az Simin) by Asghar Farhadi (2011)
To say that the Iranian masterpiece is primarily about the tragic dissolution of a marriage would be superficial. The story begins as marital dispute but grows into a drama encompassing the criminal justice system, religious faith, the loss of childhood innocence, bureaucratic nightmare, and maybe most importantly, class disparity
It is a poor family’s quest for judicial justice, after a miscarriage (caused by physical trauma), that reveals the nature of class divisions in contemporary Iranian society.
Hojjat [pictured above] is the type of character that you may detest or are afraid of because of his hot temper and penchant for physical confrontation. But it is impossible to not empathize with him when he cuts to really burning questions about the perceptions and treatment of working-class Iranians like himself and his family.