A Separation

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Released 2011

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Director:
Asghar Farhadi
Released:
2011
Rating:
R
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's-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader.

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  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A Separation is totally foreign and achingly familiar. It's a thrilling domestic drama that offers acute insights into human motivations and behavior as well as a compelling look a...

  • 90

    Variety

    Tense and narratively complex, formally dense and morally challenging.

  • 80

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    It is a rigorously honest movie about the difficulties of being honest, a film that tries to be truthful about the slipperiness of truth.

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