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- (JODAEIYE NADER AZ SIMIN) 2011, Asghar Farhadi, Iran, 123 min. With Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami “★★★★ Stunning…a singular achievement, a piece of realist cinema with the pull of a suspense thriller.” —Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune “A rigorously honest movie about the difficulties of being honest…tantalizingly and heartbreakingly mysterious.” —A.O. Scott, The New York Times his year’s Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film is a deftly plotted drama in which small evasions and white lies yield devastating consequences when two families of differing classes clash over seemingly irreparable wrongs. A couple seeks a divorce so that she may emigrate with their young daughter, but, with the divorce denied, they separate. An escalating series of disasters grows from the husband’s fateful decision to hire the wife of an unemployed shoemaker as the caregiver for his elderly Alzheimer’s-stricken father. In Persian with English subtitles. 35mm. (BS)
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