*Academy Award Winner - Best Foreign Language Film (2011) *Golden Globe Winner - Best Foreign Language Film (2011)
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.
"The best picture of the year ." - Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)
"A world class masterpiece. Flawlessly crafted, brilliantly performed and elegantly photographed." - Joe Morgenstern (Wall Street Journal)