A Separation

Synopsis & Film Details

Set in contemporary Iran, the family drama A Separation shows the painful dissolution of a marriage. The movie has won dozens of international honors, including the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The movie tells the story of Simin, who wants to leave Iran with her husband, Nader, and their daughter. When Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer’s-suffering father, Simin sues for divorce. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents’ home, but their daughter decides to stay with her father. When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his ailing father in his wife’s absence, he hopes that his life will return to normal. However, when he discovers that the woman has been lying to him, he realizes there is more on the line than just his marriage. In Farsi, with English subtitles.

Screening sponsor: Iranian Culture & Art Club of Fresno