Just over thirty years ago Iran was quite democratic secular country, led by Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who famously arranged called "White revolution" aimed at reislamization and Westernization of the Republic. In 1979 reaction — "Islamic revolution" — Pahlavi expelled, adopted a new Constitution and conveyed power the hands of the clergy. Today, Iran talking only in the context of its nuclear program and the"totalitarian" regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, called the US government one of "axis of evil". Whether it's blatant social regress, or special road, Iran closed in itself, and the movie became one of the few Windows that allows you to look inside.
A strange mixture of theocratic totalitarianism and democratic institutions was reflected in the works of a galaxy of great Directors of this corner of the world. Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Jafar Panahi became the hallmark of Iran, but each of them represented their country so most do not to get the grid and, along with the, a movie. In the time the recipe found Soviet Directors, closed at the same grip — inspired philosophical picture of the wise, good and eternal, the little stories can bend around the reefs of censorship. &Nbsp;Iranian cinema, following this simple rule, gained a reputation as one of the best of national film industries. "Divorce Nader and Simin" Asghar Farhadi, who became the winner of the Berlinale and the Oscars, a film of a different kind. He was able to make a dent in the soothing Persian languor, and without filters, with the same local, but a completely realistic story, to lift the curtain over the daily life of a modern Islamic Republic of Iran.
As a divorce such, here is only the beginning of a psychological detective, unfolding into the verbal level of misunderstanding, innuendo and the outright lies. Simin (Leila Hatami) is a successful marriage with Nader (peyman Moadi). The reason for their parting for love seems insignificant, but in a wide context, is almost inevitable. A woman wants to emigrate to the West, taking the daughter into believing that in Iran it has no future, Nader in Tehran, holds a sick father, for requiring regular care. Not finding the compelling reason, the court suspends the divorce process, and angry Simin moves out on the parents ' apartment. The time, Nader is looking for father's pious nurse, the Connector (Sarah Bayat), which in the first day calling in a special religious service to find out whether it to change feeble old man underwear. Immersed in their own cares, still pregnant, the Connector allows the criminal an oversight, linking the patient to the bed. However, it is the reaction of Nader leads the characters on the dock.
No signs no trouble, neither a complex plot brought to perfection drama Asghar Farhadi is built on a powerful Foundation, for which need the eye Yes eye. No, of course not will be to pay attention to detail and Director it only hand. As this is often happen: the obvious event is not is obvious when the other begins to argue their own point of view, accusing you of a lie. There are already a vision stop believing — and suddenly imagined? So do the characters in "Divorce", all, with the exception of the daughter of Nader and Simin, whose role in the movie is a little bit higher than justice. The vexations and squabbles turn into the main engine of the plot, a pair of frames subjected to countless interpretations, the motives of each of the defendants and witnesses are multiplying, even more pushing up the passions. Have Asghar Farhadi works in every detail, as in life. Many in fact found myself thought that not all by accident.
The value of "Divorce Nader and Simin" is not in the notorious "chuchkovskoi suspense". Something like this always happens to us, our friends or neighbors, and usually we are bound not only individual and the environment permeated the air, the culture, take a higher civilization. Covering a wide range of social layers and phenomena — the middle class, the lower, the bureaucracy, religious morality, communication — Farhadi draws details of Iran today, not a mysterious land where go to a burqa and publicly hanged on the squares, and the community close to us people. It turns out that the Sharia is not making them that to the bone. If you look closely, some of it choking, and for someone is the meaning of life and a source of positive forces. At some point we understand divorce is not only Nader and Simin, but and all the nation each friend. Iran to unfortunately, there is not a unique. That same topic and Andrey Zvyagintsev "Helen." Remember the age-old reproach, that Moscow to closer to Tehran than to Washington. And, in fact, no one no doubt.