Separation, A

A Separation provides a useful portrait of Iran today
-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
A superb drama...the film resounds with every turn.
-Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
Complex, painful, fascinating.
-Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Film haletant, fascinant, d'une impressionnante puissance narrative, superbement interprété
-La Croix
Une oeuvre impressionnante de maîtrise, d'intelligence et universelle, qui nous éclaire et nous tient en haleine à chaque instant
-Le Journal du Dimanche
Un chef-d'oeuvre
-Marc Cassivi, La Presse

Synopsis

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.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, January 20, 2012
Original Languages: Persian
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 123 min.
Year: 2011

CREDITS

CAST
Leila Hatami
Peyman Moaadi
DIRECTED BY
Asghar Farhadi

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Left to Right: Somayeh (Kimia Hosseini) and Razieh (Sareh Bayat). Photo by Habib Madjidi ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Asghar Farhadi (director) on set. Photo by Habib Madjidi ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Hodjat (Shahab Hosseini). Photo by Habib Madjidi ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Peyman Moadi). Photo by Habib Madjidi ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Simin (Leila Hatami). Photo by Habib Madjidi ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Hodjat (Shahab Hosseini). Photo by Habib Madjidi ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Somayeh (Kimia Hosseini). Photo by Habib Madjidi ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Nader (Peyman Moadi) and Termeh (Sarina Farhadi). Photo by Habib Madjidi ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Mahmood Kalari (director of photography) and Asghar Farhadi (director). Photo by Habib Madjidi ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Simin (Leila Hatami) and (Peyman Moaadi) . Photo by Habib Madjidi ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Simin (Leila Hatami). Photo by Habib Madjidi ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Nader?s father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi) and Nader(Peyman Moadi). Photo by Habib Madjidi ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics