13. A SEPARATION (dir. Asghar Farhadi, 2011) (Bluray)
Incredibly powerful domestic drama, focusing on the unfolding tragedy that follows a married couple’s decision to file for divorce. In a country where women are almost unable to function without the consent of their husbands, and where religion really does represent the final word in authority, daily life can prove incredibly difficult. Add to this dynamic a terrible accusation, where even the audience is unsure of exactly what we saw take place and the result is a slow-building drama that escalates carefully to a nailbiting climax.