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A Separation

4

An Iranian drama with universal themes

The first Iranian Golden Bear winner in Berlin, Asghar Farhadi’s marital and courtroom drama focuses locally and resonates universally, exposing the faultlines in Iranian society with emotional and moral muscle.

Class, gender and religious tensions reverberate as a divorce, care conflicts and a miscarriage lead to legal ructions between secular Nader (Peyman Moadi) and his devout homehelper Razieh (Sareh Bayat).

The impact of events on two young daughters registers emphatically but other certainties shift like Farhadi’s camera: with piercing clarity and democratic complexity, everyone gets their due in this intimate dissection of personal and national divisions.

Film Details

  • PG
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: November 21st 2011
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