Noor Cultural Centre

Post-Revolution Iran Film Series: “A Separation”

Apr 16th 2019

Post-Revolution Iran Film Series:
“A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi

Please join us for the first session in this film series – a screening of “A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi; followed by a discussion, led by Professor Sara Saljoughi.

About “A Separation”
The first Iranian film to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, A Separation is both a moving drama and a suspenseful mystery.
Arriving home one day, Nader finds his father unconscious on the ground. His caretaker, Razieh, is nowhere to be found. When she returns, Nader is furious with her. He forcefully shoves her out of the apartment. That evening, Nader is informed that Razieh has been hospitalized after suffering a miscarriage, and that he will be placed under criminal investigation.
As is a common theme in much of Farhadi’s best work, the trauma of this central event radiates through both Nader and Razieh’s families, testing bonds and exposing long-held resentments.

Prof. Sara Saljoughi – Assistant Professor of English and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. Her articles have been published in Camera Obscura, Feminist Media Histories, Iranian Studies, and Film International. She is co-editor of the book 1968 and Global Cinema, published in 2018 by Wayne State University Press. She is currently writing a book on the aesthetics and politics of cinema in Iran during the 1960s and 1970s.  

Date: Saturday April 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Auditorium, Noor Cultural Centre
Admission: General – $10; Unwaged/student – $5 

For more information about the series – including the films and their screening dates – please click here

This series is curated by Daniel Davidson-Kalmar, who holds a Master’s Degree in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. Within his general interest in international film, he has a particular passion for Iranian cinema.