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Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00


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Third Eye - 10th Asian Film Festival, Mumbai, India (22-29.12.2011)


Centerpiece: A Separation by Asghar Farhadi (Iran) - OSCAR for the Best Film Foreign language (2012)

Asghar Farhadi was born in Esfahan in 1972. He was interested in films since childhood and used to make super 8mm and 16mm films. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Film Direction from Tehran University in 1998 and 2001 became known for writing the screenplay for Ebrahim Hatamikia’s boxoffice hit, Low Heights. Farhadi made his directorial debut with Dansing in the Dust in 2003. His other well-known films are Beautiful City (2004), Fireworks Wednesday (2006) and About Elly, which won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale in 2009. A Separation is his fifth feature.


Synopsis. Simin wants to go on a holiday out of Iran with her husband Nader, and daughter, Termen. But the trip is cancelled because Nader does not want to leave his ailing father alone at home. Piqued by Nader’s decision. Simin decides to sue for divorce at the family court. But the court turns down her request. Even so, she refuses to live with Nader and instead moves to her parents home. Termeh, however, decides to stay with her father, hoping that her mother will soon come back to live with them. Nader hires a young woman named Razieh to look after his father. She accepts the job without her husband’s knowledge. Before long, she is pregnant. One Day, Nader arrives home to find that not only has his father been left alone, he has also been tied to a table! When Razieh returns, a blazing row ensues, the tragic consequences of which not only shatter Nader’s life, but also the image his daughter Termeh has of her father.
Awards: Won Golden Berlin Bear International Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival, Won Best Film Feature Competition  and Best Screenplay at the Durban International Film Festival, Won Audience Award Best Film at the Fajr Film Festival, Iran, Won the Most Popular Feature Film award at the Melbourne International Film Festival, Won Best Director award of IFFI & Asia pacific, 2011



OSCAR nomination as the Best foreign language film, 2012


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