A SeparationMarch 16, 2011
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision – to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 8.6/10 (40,802 voted)
Critic's Score: 95/100
Stars: Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat
Nader ('Peyman Moaadi' ) and Simin (
Woman in the Bus
Ugly truth, sweet lies
Release Date: 16 March 2011
Filming Locations: Tehran, Iran
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: IRR 1,023,080,000
(18 March 2011)
(30 December 2011)
Did You Know?
First Iranian film to receive nomination for an Academy Award in the Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen category.
Shame on you! You call yourself a man?
If mainstream cinema leaves you soulless, see this film.
If you have a modicum of intelligence, see this film.
If you like great acting and directing, see this film.
If you like great writing and editing, see this film.
If you have an interest in law, see this film.
If you are a parent, see this film.
A Separation is not harrowing or depressing. Fear not as I did before.
If you don't like subtitles, you will forget they are there. Do not
read any more detailed reviews. Go without preconception. A Separation
deserves all the plaudits it is getting and deserves a much wider
audience. Minimalistic and economic, a Separation is one of the finest,
most chiselled pieces of cinema of this millennium.