Title: A Separation
Author: FOR DVD S / PG-13
“A Separation” won the Academy Award for Best Foreign movie, but I still wasn’t sure how good it was going to be until I started watching it. A husband and wife in modern-day Iran are fighting over how to care for the husband’s ill father. The wife moves out, and the husband hires a woman to care for the old man. A tragedy ensues, and the movie takes us through the various versions of the event as seen by those involved. Richly nuanced in its various characters, this movie is a must-see, even if you don’t like foreign movies. Its themes are universal.
-David at KDL’s Plainfield Township branch
Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh but when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father, Simin sues for divorce. Her request having failed, Simin goes back to her parents, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader.