A Separation

R / 123mins / Drama / December 30, 2011 (Limited)
A Separation

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.

"A Separation" stars Leila Hatami, Peyman Moadi, Sareh Bayat, and Shahab Hosseini.

Directed by Asghar Farhadi.
Written by Asghar Farhadi.
Produced by Asghar Farhadi.
Production company/distributor: Sony Pictures Classics.

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