A Separation isn’t a court room drama, it’s a terribly intimate story about the ways children interpret the world their parents make, driven by half-truths told in court. The characters are fascinating, honest (to the camera) and sympathetic (sometimes to each other); even one reprehensible for what she does, and fails to do, is understandable though hard to forgive. The film is beautifully shot, revealing the layers both of the characters and the city they inhabit. And its at its best when the credits roll leaving with a mystery. Not the one untangled through the story, but the one it wound towards inevitably.