How refreshing is it to see a film where none of the answers are easy, where none of the characters are intrinsically good or evil, where there is no black or white, only shades of grey. Fiction and films often reduce people to a variety of binary traits, some good, some bad, as a half-hearted attempt at achieving a balanced character. A Separation achieves it effortlessly. Asghar Farhadi’s masterful direction forever shifting our points of view and outlook at will. Few other directors are as brilliant as Farhadi at subtly hiding crucial information from us and his characters without insulting our intelligence with silly dramatic plot twists. A Separation, his Oscar-winner, is perhaps not his outright best film, but it is another brilliant work from a director who surely deserves to go down as one of cinema’s great auteurs.