Who Took the Money? (Video Essay on Realist Mystery) | A Separation (2011)

Mystery thrillers like Gone Girl and Shutter Island rely in part on heightened, stylized cinematography to create suspense. In this video essay, Barry Oshiba takes a look at how Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi took a realist approach to crafting his 2011 mystery, A Separation, opting for handheld or stationary long takes, an absence of music and sound effects and a neutral color palette over a stylized aesthetic.

Barry Oshiba

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Drama/Mystery