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A Separation

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Original title
Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (A Separation)
Running time
123 min.
Iran Iran
Asghar Farhadi
Sattar Oraki
Mahmoud Kalari
Memento Films, Sony Pictures Classics. Producer: Asghar Farhadi
Drama | Family Relationships. Disease/illness. Old Age / Elderly. Alzheimer's
Nader (Peyman Moaadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami) argue about living abroad. Simin prefers to live abroad to provide better opportunities for their only daughter, Termeh. However, Nader refuses to go because he thinks he must stay in Iran and take care of his father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi), who suffers from Alzheimers. However, Simin is determined to get a divorce and leave the country with her daughter.
Rankings Position
2011: Academy Awards: Best Foreign Film. Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2011: Golden Globes: Best Foreign Film
2011: Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear to Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress
2011: National Board of Review: Best Foreign Film
2011: Critics Choice Awards: Best Foreign Film
2011: New York Film Critic Circle: Best Foreign Film
2011: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film
2011: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2011: British Independent Film Awards: Best Foreign Film
2011: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Screenplay. 2 Nominations
2011: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2011: Guldbagge Awards (Sweeden): Best Foreign Picture
2011: Cesar Awards: Best Foreign Film
2011: David di Donatello: Best Foreign Film
2011: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
2011: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
2012: Sur Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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