DVD: A Separation, For retail & rental (Artificial Eye)


One of this year's most gripping films, A Separation is a courtroom drama, Iranian style.

When a man is charged with assaulting his maid, he has to argue his case himself in a cramped office, while his accusers stand next to him and snarl. It's a crash course in class, religion and justice in today's Iran, but it's also an ingenious detective story and a heart-rending portrait of a family worn down by stubbornness and pride.