A Separation

A Separation Release Date: December 30, 2011

A couple has to make a decision to leave Iran to better the life of their child or to stay and take care of a parent suffering from Alzheimers; however, the couple’s marriage may end in divorce.

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.

Winner of the 2012 Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

A Separation Trailer

Starring: Shahab HosseiniBabak KarimiPayman MaadiAli-Asghar ShahbaziMerila Zare'iSarina FarhadiShirin YazdanbakhshSareh BayatKimia HosseiniLeila Hatami
Genres: Drama
Directed By: Asghar Farhadi
Runtime: 123 minutes
Studio: Sony Classics
Total Box Office: 7.1 MIL
MPAA Rating PG-13