Feb 28, 2013 · 6:45 PM
I’m sure most of you have seen this film, but if you haven’t (like me) or want to see it again please join us!
This film is presented by the Ackland Film Forum as part of the "Cinema of the Global Middle East" series and sponsored by Art/Islam, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.
Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife's absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage.
This is a FREE screening.
Show time is at 7:00 pm. Let’s gather 15-20 mins beforehand and find seats together. Afterwards, we can go someplace nearby to discuss the film, if the group is interested.