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Separation, A
[Jodaeiye Nader az Simin]

Feature Film

Asghar Farhadi


123 minutes

Farsi with English subtitles


Winner! Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards
Winner! Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Fest
Winner! Best Film Audience Award, Fajr Film Fest
Winner! Best International Film, Indie Spirit Awards

"A landmark film. No way will you be able to get it out of your head.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

"A thrilling domestic drama that offers acute insights into human motivations and behavior." —L.A. Times

"Deeply moving." —Philadelphia Inquirer

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Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a riveting 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 elderly father who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

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 caring for his father in his wife's absence, he hopes that his life will return to normal. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he finds that there is a lot more on the line than just his marriage.

From Asghar Farhadi, director of the excellent drama Fireworks Wednesday from 2006, A Separation has earned numerous international awards, including both the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film of 2011.

DVD Special Features

  • Commentary with writer/director Asghar Farhadi
  • An evening with Asghar Farhadi
  • Birth of a Director featurette
  • English and French subtitles

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