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A Separation

  • Director: Asghar Farhadi
  • Writer: Asghar Farhadi
  • Stars: Peyman Maadi, Leila Hatami and Sareh Bayat
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Running Time: 120 min

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)

"The film is a singular achievement, a piece of realist cinema with the pull of a suspense thriller."
- Chicago Tribune, Michael Phillips
"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."
- Chicago Reader, J.R. Jones
"Asghar Farhadi's A Separation serves as a quiet reminder of how good it's possible for movies to be."
- Slate, Dana Stevens
"Something close to a contemporary masterwork, and maybe the best foreign-language film of the year, right at the tail end."
- Salon.com, Andrew O'Hehir
"A Separation is totally foreign and achingly familiar. It's a thrilling domestic drama that offers acute insights into human motivations and behavior as well as a compelling look at what goes on behind a particular curtain that almost never gets raised."
- Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan

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