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Synopsis

The stand-out film of the 2011 Berlin Film Festival and winner of the Golden Bear, A Separation is a suspenseful and intelligent drama detailing the fractures and tensions at the heart of Iranian society. Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, the film boasts a range of superb performances from the ensemble cast who collectively received the Silver Bears for both Best Actor and Best Actress at the Berlinale. The compelling narrative is driven by a taut and finely written script rooted in the particular of Iranian society but which transcends its setting to create a stunning morality play with universal resonance. When his wife (Leila Hatami) leaves him, Nader (Peyman Moadi) hires a young woman (Sareh Bayat) to take care of his suffering father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). But he doesn't know his new maid is not only pregnant, but also working without her unstable husband's (Shahab Hosseini) permission. Soon, Nader finds himself entangled in a web of lies manipulation and public confrontations. A Separation is the first Iranian film to be awarded the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

Director

Asghar Farhadi

Details

DVD catalogue number: ART561DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART027BD

Awards

2011 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film




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Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

GENRE: Drama

CERTIFICATE: PG

DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi

DURATION: 123 Mins

COUNTRIES: Iran

LANGUAGES: Persian

AWARDS:
2011 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film

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