Tuesday, February 2, 2016
7:00pm – 9:00pm
“A Separation” (2011) directed by Asghar Farhadi 123 minutes
Persian with English sub-titles
Organized by MESGSA (Middle East Studies Graduate Student Association) and BUFF (Brown University Film Forum) on behalf of Middle East Studies
A Separation – When bank employee Nader refuses to leave Tehran, his wife, Simin, 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 is at work, Nader hires Razieh, a married woman whose chador hides her pregnancy. A Separation delivers a gripping, unflinching depiction of the inner workings of marriage and divorce in Iran.