A Separation

Winner of multiple awards including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language in 2012, Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’ is a suspenseful and intelligent drama detailing the fractures and tensions at the heart of Iranian society. When his wife (Leila Hatami) leaves him, Nader (Peyman Moadi) hires a young woman (Sareh Bayat) to take care of his suffering father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). But he doesn’t know his new maid is not only pregnant, but also working without her unstable husband’s (Shahab Hosseini) permission. Soon, Nader finds himself entangled in a web of lies manipulation and public confrontations. Boasting a range of superb performances from the ensemble cast, the compelling film is driven by a taut and finely written script which creates a stunning morality play with universal resonance.

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Runtime 126 Minutes
Release date 2011