• A Separation

    Directed by Asghar Farhadi
    Iran | 123 minutes | The Palm Springs Canon

  • A Separation

    Directed by Asghar Farhadi
    Iran | 123 minutes | The Palm Springs Canon

Tense and dramatically complex, formally dense and morally challenging, this is writer/director Asghar Farhadi’s strongest work yet. The provocative plot casts a revealing light on contemporary Iranian society as it takes on issues of gender, class, justice and honor. (PSIFF 2012) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.

Schedule

January 13, 2019 3:30 PM Palm Canyon Theater Tickets not available
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film synopsis

"When bank employee Nader refuses to emigrate, his wife Simin sues for divorce, citing better opportunities for their daughter outside the country. After Simin decamps from the family apartment, Nader hires Razieh, a devout young woman with a four-year-old daughter to mind his Alzheimer-afflicted father.

It's soon becomes clear that the chador-clad Razieh is pregnant and looking after the wandering, incontinent, elderly man will tax her energy as well as her religious principles. Moreover, Razieh's debt-ridden, out-of-work husband doesn't know that she has taken the job, and would never allow her to enter the home of the strange man. Ultimately, fallout from an ugly argument pits Nader and Razieh against one another in the Iranian legal system, forcing all involved to consider the nature of loyalty, truth and integrity.

Tense and dramatically complex, formally dense and morally challenging, this is About Elly writer/director Asghar Farhadi's strongest work yet. The provocative plot casts a revealing light on contemporary Iranian society as it takes on issues of gender, class, justice and honor." -PSIFF 2012

film details

Country: Iran
Year: 2011
Running Time: 123 minutes
Language: in Farsi with English subtitles
Display Format: 35mm
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Producers: Asghar Farhadi
Principal Cast: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi
Cinematographers: Mahmood Kalari
Editor: Hayedeh Safiyari
Screenwriter: Asghar Farhadi
Primary Company: Sony Pictures Classics

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