A Separation (2011)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 6:30 pm

A Separation
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. When Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father, 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 normal. 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. Directed by Asghar Farhad, starring Payman Maadi & Leila Hatami. Iranian (Farsi) 2 hr., 3 min.