“A Separation,” a 2011 Irani film directed by Asghar Farhadi, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series.
The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m.
There is no charge, but donations are accepted with gratitude to help cover the cost of DVD rental, facilities use and refreshments.
This 2012 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film features Nader (Peyman Moadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami) as a happily married middle-class couple in Tehran with an 11-year-old daughter, Termeh (Sarina Farhadi). Nader’s father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, also lives with them.
They have agreed to move abroad for the sake of Termeh’s future. Simin is ready to go. Nader does not want to leave his father. When Simin moves to her mother’s apartment and sues for divorce, Termeh stays at home and Nader hires a caregiver, Razieh (Sareh Bayat).
A series of events land Nader in front of an interrogating judge (Babak Karimi) who must evaluate the charge of manslaughter. Untangling right and wrong of everyone’s actions is a moral challenge.