December 30, 2011 (Limited)
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material
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...
Full synopsis »
Winning an Oscar, especially one as prestigious as Best Foreign Language Picture, automatically sets expectations sky high. Recent winners include The Sea Inside, The Lives of Others, The Counterfeiters
and The Secret in Their Eyes
, all exceptional films. Unfortunately, the most recent recipient of the award, the Iranian drama A Separation
, falls short of "exceptional". Full movie review »