Leila Hatami and Peyman Maadi in A Separation. Credit Sony Picture Classics.
The title of this Iranian import would imply that it’s about a married couple breaking up. While that’s the catalyst, much more happens in this intricate sequence of events. There’s lots of anguish, loud declaiming and absorbing emotion…all through moving performances. In addition to the drama, we witness interesting insights into the culture and traditions. Don’t expect traditional American storytelling. The events unfold deliberately and without music or flashy style. But this is a richly complex and skillfully compelling film.
GAY ANGLE: This is a Muslim country, what do you expect?
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.
Who was really responsible for the Stonewall riots, the 1969 event which is considered the start of the fight for LGBTQ equality? According to some, the trailer for an upcoming film about the riots, Stonewall, glosses over quite a few important people who happened to be at the Christopher Street bar that night. All folks really have [...]