(Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Just when it seemed impossible for Iranian filmmakers to express themselves meaningfully outside the bounds of censorship, Asghar Farhadi’s Nader and Simin - A Separation comes along to prove the contrary. Apparently simple on a narrative level yet morally, psychologically and socially complex, it succeeds in bringing Iranian society into focus in a way few other films have done.
Winner - Golden Bear, Berlin Film Festival 2011