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A Separation

Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

Directed by Asghar Farhadi
Iran, 2011


Nader’s refusal to allow his wife Simin and their daughter to leave Iran on account of his father’s failing health initiates a complicated series of events as Simin tries unsuccessfully to divorce him. He hires a young woman named Razieh to look after his father, but things go wrong.

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A Separation Directed by Asghar Farhadi

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2011 | 5 wins including: Golden Berlin Bear

Academy Awards

2012 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2012 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Independent Spirit Awards

2012 | Winner: Best International Film

Toronto International Film Festival

2011 | 2nd place: People's Choice Award

Critics reviews

Farhadi’s magnum opus, a sui generis in his oeuvre, Iranian cinema, and indeed within the larger history of cinema itself.
December 09, 2014
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Because certain salient aspects of its narrative relate. . . to the nuances of the country’s legal system, it’s perhaps a given that the film is shaped at least in part by its setting. But defining A Separation exclusively by its national origins is a mistake: It means adopting a myopic Western perspective, a privileged viewpoint from which anything foreign becomes irrevocably colored by its perceived Otherness.
August 19, 2012
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