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A Separation

  • Foundation Coffee House Sevendale House, Lever Street Manchester, M1 1JB (map)
 

 

The stand-out film of the 2011 Berlin Film Festival and winner of the Golden Bear, A Separation is a suspenseful and intelligent drama detailing the fractures and tensions at the heart of Iranian society.

Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, the film boasts a range of superb performances from the ensemble cast who collectively received the Silver Bears for both Best Actor and Best Actress at the Berlinale. The compelling narrative is driven by a taut and finely written script rooted in the particular of Iranian society but which transcends its setting to create a stunning morality play with universal resonance.

When his wife (Leila Hatami) leaves him, Nader (Peyman Moadi) hires a young woman (Sareh Bayat) to take care of his suffering father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). But he doesn't know his new maid is not only pregnant, but also working without her unstable husband's (Shahab Hosseini) permission. Soon, Nader finds himself entangled in a web of lies manipulation and public confrontations.

A Separation is the first Iranian film to be awarded the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

"A separation is totally foreign and achingly familiar. It's a thrilling domestic drama that offers acute insights into human motivations and behaviour, as well as a compelling look at what goes on behind a particular curtain that almost never gets raised."
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

 



Our screenings are intimate but relaxed, held at the beautiful Foundation Coffee House, with a maximum audience size of around thirty people.

Doors open at 6:30pm and the film will begin at 7pm.

Tickets: £5 / £3.50 / £0

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Directed by:
Asghar Farhadi

Year:
2011

Country:
Iran

Language:
Persian

Running time:
123 mins

BBFC age rating:
PG

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