Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jan 22nd at 4pm for A Separation at the Landmark Bethesda Row . Look for Laine wearing a green coat in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Winner of four awards at the Berlin International Film Festival, including the Golden Bear for Best Film, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage in contemporary Iran. Simin (Leila Hatami) wants to leave Iran to provide better opportunities for her daughter. When her husband Nader (Peyman Moadi) refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father, Simin sues for divorce. But her request fails, so she returns to her parents’ home with her daughter. Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife’s absence, hoping 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.
Advance tickets may be purchased at https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/Ticketing.aspx?TheatreID=261&MovieID=12675&ShowDate=1/22/2012&ScheduleID=101936