There are so many things in Asghar Farhadi‘s A Separation that attract admiration or delight, but one of my favorite parts is the finale. I’m not giving anything away by saying it doesn’t end with a definitive answer but a question, and particularly with a choice not yet made. For me it’s nothing short of brilliant. The audience that I saw A Separation with in Telluride was clearly delighted. I’m trying to think of an American film that has played its cards this way.

A Separation director Asghar Farhadi — Tuesday, 12.13, 4:40 pm at Beverly Wilshire hotel.