EPIIC Film Series Presents: A Separation

Date & Time February 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Barnum 008


The 2014 EPIIC Film Series on The Middle East and North Africa presents: A Separation. The film has received the following aewards including the Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, the Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, the Winner of Golden Bear for Best Film and the Silver Bears for Best Actress and Best Actor at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. Join us for a story that follows Nader and Simin who have been married for 14 years and live with their 11-year-old daughter Termeh in Tehran. The family belongs to the urban middle-class and the couple is on the verge of separation. Simin wants to leave the country with her husband and daughter, as she does not want Termeh to grow up under the prevailing conditions. This desire is not shared by Nader. He is concerned for his elderly father, who lives with the family and suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. When Nader decides to stay in Iran, Simin files for divorce. The film screening will also feature an introduction and discussion by Kamran Rastegar, Associate Professor of Arabic in the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures.