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A Separation

Director: Asghar Faradi

Year: 2011


Length: 123 min

Language: Persian


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.

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At the Cinema for Peace Gala 2012 the film was nominated for the Cinema for Peace Award for the Most Valuable Movie of the Year.


A Separation