Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Directed by Asghar Farhadi (2011).
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.
Organized by MESGSA (Middle East Studies Graduate Student Association) and BUFF (Brown University Film Forum) on behalf of Middle East Studies.