- A Separation
- Runtime : 2 Hour 3 min
- Release Date : 30 Dec, 2011
- Cast : Peyman Moaadi | Leila Hatami | Sareh Bayat
- Genre : Drama
- Language : Persian
A Separation (Jodaiye Nader Az Simin) is an intense film that tells the story of an Iranian couple, Nader and Simin, who, after 14 years of marriage, decide to get separated.
The bone of contention between them is their disagreement on the country that they wish to reside in. While Simin believes that their 11-year old daughter, Termeh, has a better future in a foreign country, Nader is not willing to immigrate, and instead, he wishes to live with his father, a patient of Alzheimer’s in Iran. There on, the movie takes a riveting twist, as Simin moves back to her parents’ house, while Termeh stays back with her father and grandfather. Watch A Separation online to see what happens next, as the family gets separated into two, yet it remains actively linked. Nader calls in a pregnant woman, Razieh, on the recommendation of Simin, to take care of his father. The film explores the relationships that weave between its varied characters, as they struggle to create a new balance in their lives. As legal complications begin to set in, we realize just how difficult it is to be a woman in a male-dominated society, where every single thing seems to be in favor of the men. The film would take you away from the real life hustle-bustle into a stream that is a reflection of life.
Here is one of the most accurate depictions of Iranian society in cinema, and is sure to stir the emotions of millions of cine-goers. Be sure to download A Separation, if you wish to add this Academy Award contender to your collection.