Separation, A | Jodaeiye Nader az Simin – dir. Asghar Farhadi, 2011

date: 01/08/2012 time: 21:00 place: The Silver Star Cinema film program: great cinema on the small market square artistic program: films

IR | 2011 | 123 min
reż|dir Asghar Farhadi prod|pro Asghar Farhadi, Negar Eskandarfar scen|wr Asghar Farhadi zdj|ph Mamood Kalari muz|mus Sattar Oraki mon|ed Hayedeh Safiyari ob|cast Leila Hatami, Peyman Moadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat dys|dis Gutek Film


“A Separation” is an excellently constructed story about the fraying of a bond between two people. The marriage of Nader and Simin, who come from the upper middle class, has been hanging by a hair ever since the wife started insisting on the long awaited emigration, and the husband firmly refuses to leave his father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. The dissension makes Simin move out of home, which will bring into their lives the family of the poor, god-fearing Razieh and will lead to an unexpected turn. In an unusual way, the multi-award-winning “A Separation” also brings closer the schizophrenic  realities of modern Iran.

Oscar 2012 for the best foreign language film
Golden Globe for the best foreign film
MFF Berlin 2011 – Golden Bear, Silver Bear for Best Actress, Silver Bear for Best Actor

Asghar Farhadi (1972)
Iranian director and scriptwriter, considered one of the most interesting modern directors whose films are marked by extraordinary precision in their dramaturgy and skillfulness. He graduated from the faculty of theatre directing at the Torbiat Modarres University in Teheran. He gained his directing and scriptwriting expirience mainly in public TV in Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting). His first internationally renowned film is „Fireworks Wednesday,” awarded at the Chicago Internstional Film Festival in 2006.