The Forum Theatre Continuing To Present The Very Best Foreign and Independent Films presents the 2012 Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Film: A SEPARATION, on Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 7:30, and Sunday at 4:30.
In A SEPARATION, Nader ('Peyman Moaadi' ) and Simin (Leila Hatami) argue about living abroad. Simin prefers to live abroad to provide better opportunities for their only daughter, Termeh. However, Nader refuses to go because he thinks he must stay in Iran and take care of his father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi), who suffers from Alzheimers. However, Simin is determined to get a divorce and leave the country with her daughter.
Despite the different values of the Iranian society comparing with the Westerns ones, all the characters are flawed; therefore, the plot is realistic. Nader is a family man that loves his father and his daughter, but commits perjury, is stubborn and arrogant and asks his acquaintances to lie. Simin uses the secret that Razieh had told her to take advantage. Termeh lies to save her father from justice. Razieh is religious and worried with Allah and sins, but she was capable to lie fearing the reaction of her husband. Hodjat is a rude, impulsive, and violent man.
Running Time: 2hrs, Rated: pg-13. A SEPARATION is presented in Persian with English Subtitles
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