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Shahab Hosseini is an uneducated, hotheaded husband in "A Separation," by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (left). The film, which won the Golden Globe for best foreign-language film, is complex and, if taken as an allegory, could be seen as seditious. (Sony Pictures Classics via Associated Press)

Shahab Hosseini is an uneducated, hotheaded husband in "A Separation," by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (left). The film, which won the Golden Globe for best foreign-language film, is complex and, if taken as an allegory, could be seen as seditious. (Sony Pictures Classics via Associated Press)

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