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September 19, 2018

Oswego Film Group Screens 2012 Oscar Winner ‘A Separation’


The Oswego Film Group presents a free screening of the 2012 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, A Separation, on November 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Oswego Public Library, 120 E. Second St.

Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage.

Leila Hatami (Simin) and Peyman Moadi (Nader) star in A Separation; the Oscar-winning Iranian film screens November 27 in the Oswego Public Library’s Community Room. Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics

Leila Hatami (Simin) and Peyman Moadi (Nader) star in A Separation; the Oscar-winning Iranian film screens November 27 in the Oswego Public Library’s Community Room. Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics

Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father.

Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents’ home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader.

When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife’s absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage.

Hailed by Roger Ebert as the year’s best film, A Separation was written and directed by Asghar Farhadi.

The film, shown in Farsi with English subtitles, stars Leila Hatami and Peyman Moadi as the couple, Simin and Nader.

The film is rated PG-13 and runs 123 minutes.

The event is open to the public.

Following the screening, all are invited to stay and join in a discussion of the film.

For more information, please visit the movie’s website:  www.sonyclassics.com/aseparation/ as well as Oswego Film Group’s blog: oswegofilmgroup.wordpress.com, its Facebook page, or e-mail the group at [email protected]

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