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Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’ among bests of the 2010s

Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’ is picked among bests of the 2010s by Rolling Stone.

Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’ has been picked among the best movies of the 2010s by the US monthly of Rolling Stone.

The US magazine ranked the Iranian Oscar-winning feature as the 13th best movie of the decade.

Film critics of the American monthly magazine ‘Rolling Stone’, including David Fear, Peter Travers, Katie Walsh, Amy Nicholson, Tim Grierson, and And Jessica Kiang have compiled a list of 50 Best Movies of the 2010s.

The list includes all types of films from superhero blockbusters to experimental docs.

Some movies by world-known directors, such as Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ (ranked 20th) and Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ (ranked 23rd) are below the Iranian title in the list.

David Fear notes the similarity of ‘Marriage Story’ to its predecessor ‘A Separation’, and wrote “a major touchstone of modern Iranian cinema and a stunning example of how to mine drama from the simplest of conversational scenes,” about Farhadi’s flick.

The critic also noted that “Farhadi’s breakthrough movie reminds us that there are no heroes and villains in these types of stories. There are only people — loving, flawed, best-intentioned and perpetually screwed up people.”

Rolling Stone’s number one film of the past decade is 'Moonlight' (2016). ‘Parasite’, a Korean film by Bong Joon-ho, is ranked 12th, just one place above ‘A Separation’.

Farhadi's most famous movie, ‘A Separation’, grabbed global recognition as the first Iranian movie to win an Oscar at the 84th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

Besides Oscar, the movie received the Golden Bear for Best Film and the Silver Bear for Best Actress and Best Actor at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in Germany, becoming the first Iranian film to win the Golden Bear.

It also won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Feature Film.