A Separation

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Language: Persian
Release: 2011
Awards: 24 awards and 7 nominations


Nader and Simin’s marriage is suffering a major crisis. Simin wants them to leave Iran to give their
11-year-old daughter the best chance in life but Nader refuses to abandon his ill father. Simin files
for divorce and after learning that their daughter wishes to stay with Nader, she leaves them both
behind. Nader hires a young woman as a carer for his father and this leads to many unexpected and
morally ambiguous choices. What follows is a tangle of lies, manipulations and public

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Watched by Karolina in June 2012