At the heart of this movie are issues of family trust, personal integrity, honesty and eternal damnation. Is a child’s safety worth 15 millions in whichever currency happens to be? And more importantly, is that money worth eternal damnation?
This film won several awards at film festivals around the globe this past award season, though as well acted as it is, the story didn’t resonate with me. I watched In the Land of Blood and Honey written and directed by Angelina Jolie and though I chose not to review it, I thought it was far more accomplished a film than A Separation, which won the Oscar this year in the Best Foreign Film category.
In essence, this film has too much screaming and not enough substance.