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.
“The Best Picture of the Year!” –Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“A world-class masterpiece. Flawlessly crafted, brilliantly performed and elegantly photographed.” –Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
“Asghar Farhadi’s A SEPARATION serves as a quiet reminder of how good it’s possible for movies to be.” –Dana Stevens, Slate
Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay