A Separation

Director:Asghar Farhadi

Starring:  Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami & Sareh Bayat

A Separation Director:Asghar Farhadi Starring:  Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami & Sareh Bayat Based in Iran, the story begins with a woman, Simin, (Leila Hatami) trying to

Based in Iran, the story begins with a woman, Simin, (Leila Hatami) trying to convince a magistrate to let her divorce her husband, Nader (Peyman Moadi). Her main motivation is to leave Iran with her teenage daughter in search of a better life but Nader refuses to emigrate, insisting on staying to care for his aging, senile father.

She manages to move out and in the absence of his wife, the upper-middle-class Nader hires a devout working-class woman to look after his father. But she hasn't asked her hot tempered traditionalist husband for permission to take the job and soon a series of clever plot twists begin to reveal everyone in a new light.

The thrilling domestic drama is not just the story of one couple's collapsing marriage, but a window to an entire society. It’s beautifully acted and gripping from the get go, offering viewers incredible insight into human motivations and behaviour.