Iran, 2011, 123 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Foreign, Mystery
Language: Persian English Sub-Titles
MUST END Thursday, April 19th at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
35mm presentation - 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.
DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi
Principal Cast: Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami and Sareh Bayat
US Distributor: Sony Classics
Official Film Website