A review of A Separation by Rob Mason
A Separation focuses on an Iranian middle-class couple who separate, and the conflicts that arise when the husband hires a lower-class care giver for his elderly father, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
The film really has two main sections; the first is that the two principal characters are deciding on a separation. This sets the stage for the second part which is where another family becomes involved because of an accident that happens. This then leads to the involvement of a local magistrate to decide who is right and who is wrong.
The film illustrates the principle of cause and effect, how subsequent events are triggered by first causes leading to the speculation that the whole thing would not have happened if the couple had not separated.
I liked the film because it was well acted and convincing.