Middle East Studies

Film Screening “A Separation” / Iran

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Pizza served. 

“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.