Middle Eastern Film Series continues with “A Separation”

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Middle Eastern Studies Program Film Series continues Monday, Nov. 5, with a screening of “A Separation.”

The film follows Simin and Nader, an Iranian couple whose marriage falls apart when Simin wishes to leave Iran in order to provide a better life for their young daughter against the wishes of Nader, who feels obligated to stay and take care of his father with Alzheimer’s disease.

The screening, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in Donaghey Student Services Center Room 104 and will be followed by a discussion about the film.

The film, directed by Asghar Farhadi, received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, becoming the first Iranian film to do so. The same year it also received a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

For more information, contact Dr. Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, 501-683-7029 or ejwiebelhaus@ualr.edu.

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