December 30, 2011 (limited)
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Screenwriter: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material)
Official Website: SonyClassics.com/ASeparation
Review: 8.5/10 rating
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DVD: DVD | Blu-ray Disc
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Plot Summary: 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-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader.
When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife's absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage.