A Separation

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Original title جدایی نادر از سیمین
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2011
Production Country
Directors Asghar Farhadi
Cast Leila Hatami, Payman Maadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, Babak Karimi, Ali-Asghar Shahbazi, Kimia Hosseini, Merila Zarei, Sarina Farhadi, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh, Mohammad Sajadian, Armine Zeytounchian
Distributor Curzon Artificial Eye


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 doesn't know his new maid is not only pregnant, but also working without her unstable husband's (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.