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Past Films

A Separation (Drury @ the Moxie)

  • Director: Asghar Farhadi
  • Writer: Asghar Farhadi
  • Stars: Peyman Maadi, Leila Hatami and Sareh Bayat
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Running Time: 123 min.

Drury @ the Moxie: Great insights to great films courtesy of Drury’s Humanities faculty.

The Moxie and Drury University’s Humanities Department are sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents’ home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife’s absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage. (Sony Pictures Classic)

Professor Charlyn Ingwerson will lead a post show discussion.

"The film is a singular achievement, a piece of realist cinema with the pull of a suspense thriller."
- Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"The movie is hugely compelling on a moral and emotional level - I was completely hooked - yet it also revealed to me in numerous small and concrete ways what it's like to live in a contemporary theocracy."
- J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Asghar Farhadi's A Separation serves as a quiet reminder of how good it's possible for movies to be."
- Dana Stevens, Slate

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