A Separation Poster

Release Date: December 30th, 2011

DVD Release Date: August 21st, 2012

PG-13|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
When Nader (Payman Maadi), a bank employee, refuses to leave Tehran, his wife, Simin (Leila Hatami) sues for divorce in the hope that she can make a better life for their young daughter abroad. Needing someone to care for his senile father while he's at work, Nader hires Razieh (Sareh Bayat), a married woman whose chador hides her pregnancy. One day, after becoming angry with Razieh, Nader shoves her, and she has a miscarriage, leading Razieh's husband to take Nader to court.

Cast: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini, Merila Zare'i, Babak Karimi, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh, Sarina Farhadi

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Asghar Farhadi

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Love, Daughter, Wife, Emotional, Rivalry, Investigation, 2010s, Family

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Winner Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Winner Bästa utländska film
Guldbagge Award (2012)
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2012)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Foreign Language Film