Final Week: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”; Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Film, “A Separation” (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) Now Playing

Tense and narratively complex, formally dense and morally challenging, Iranian writer Asghar Farhadi’s impressive drama “A Separation” (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) is his most impressive work yet. The provocative plot casts a revealing light on contemporary Iranian society, taking on issues of gender, class, justice and honor as a secular middle-class family in the midst of upheaval winds up in conflict with an impoverished religious one .Wanting to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh, Simin makes all the necessary arrangements. However, her husband Nader refuses to leave behind his father who suffers from Alzheimers. Determined to leave, Simin sues for divorce, and when her request is rejected, she moves in with her parents. Her daughter Termeh chooses to stay with her father with the hope that one day her mother will change her mind.  trailer

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