*A Separation*. 2011. Iran. Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

A Separation. 2011. Iran. Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi. With Leila Hatami, Peyman Moadi. DCP. In Persian; English subtitles. 123 min.

Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Peyman Moadi) live a comfortable life in Tehran, but Simin is determined to move overseas to bring up their daughter in a different environment. When Nader insists on staying in Iran to take care of his elderly father, divorce seems inevitable. While they are mired in legal proceedings, a chain of events leads them into yet another tangled mess involving a couple from a poor and deeply religious family. What first appears to be a domestic drama turns out to be a piercing, complex text on gender, class, religion, truth, and all that makes up life in modern Iran. Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

  1. Friday, September 28,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Sunday, September 16,
    5:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2