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A Separation

release date 01 July '11

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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 doesnít know his new maid is not only pregnant, but also working without her unstable husbandís (Shahab Hosseini) permission. Soon, Nader finds himself entangled in a web of lies manipulation and public confrontations. A SEPARATION is the first ever Iranian film to be awarded the Golden Bear.

genre(s):  Drama
director:  Asghar Farhadi
film cast:  Babak Karimi, Leila Hatami, Peyman Moadi, Sareh Bayat, Sa rina Farhadi
certificate:  PG
distributor:  Artificial Eye
running time:  123 Mins
official site:  visit website

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