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A Movie “A Separation” 3/18/12

March 20, 2012

“A Separation” is the winner for Best Foreign Film at Oscar this year. It is a very dark and sad story with deep cultural/religeous back ground. The story is set with a modern family in Iran. The wife, Simin, wants to leave Iran with her husband, Nader, and daughter, Termeh, for freedom (I think), but her husband refuses because he does not want to leave his aging/Alzheimer father alone. The story tangles around the family, and unfortunately it gets worse and worse without accomplishing any. The problem calls another problem. The wife wants divorce and finally their daughter has to decide whom she wants to live with. There is no hope, no happiness. I left the theatre with a deep sadness.