New DVD Release: A Separation by Sony Pictures Classics


It’s a wonder there’s room on the package to list every accolade collected by this film (Sony Pictures Classics, $20), easily the most universally acclaimed movie of 2011. What could have been a familiar domestic drama about the collapse of a marriage and the ripple effect among everyone surrounding the estranged couple, this winner of the best foreign film Oscar is made wholly immediate and unforgettable by its Iranian context and the passion and integrity of its filmmakers.

A Separation is available today.