Film Wednesday Presents, 'A Separation'.
13 June 2012
On Wednesday 20th June at 7:30pm, Shetland
Arts will be screening, 'A
Separation' as the last title in its current Film Wednesday
season. Film Wednesdays are an opportunity to see some of the best
in independent and world cinema, and they will be resumed when
Mareel opens later this summer.
Set in contemporary Iran, this is the
emotionally gripping story of a married couple (played by Peyman
Moadi and Leila Hatami) who are faced with a difficult decision -
to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or
to stay in Iran and look after the husband's deteriorating parent
who has Alzheimer's Disease.
The conflict between them drives the
mother, Simin, to seek a divorce but the Court is unconvinced. When
she leaves the family home anyway, the husband, Nader, hires a
woman to look after his father at home whilst he is at work and his
daughter is at school, with catastrophic results.
Asgar Farhadi's A Separation has been
deservedly garlanded with awards from film juries across the world,
including an Oscar and a BAFTA. Played with
utter dedication by an excellent cast, this film could be an advert
for mediation as it demonstrates what happens when communications
break down between warring parties, when no-one is there to help
Separation carries a PG certificate and is
subtitled. Tickets are available from Shetland Box Office at
Islesburgh Community Centre. Please phone: 01595 745555, or buy
tickets online at www.shetlandboxoffice.org.
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