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Lecture/Film 4 Women in Iranian Cinema

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The Maltings

Eastern Lane

Berwick-upon-Tweed

TD15 1AJ

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This event combines a lecture by Maryam Ghorban Kharimi, titled Women in Iranian Cinema followed by a showing of Asghar Farhadi's A Separation. It is part of In A New Light - see more in movies, a series of 6 lectures/screenings. You can learn more about the entire series, which costs £48, at www.anewlight.co.uk. Entry to this event is free to members of Berwick Film Society.

The plot of A Separation is straightforward: the wife wants the family to leave Iran so that they can build a better life for their daughter elsewhere; the husband wants the family to stay, so that he can look after his father. It's a movie about good people trying to do the right thing in difficult circumstances, and how our failings can be exacerbated by gender, class, and cultural norms. Farhadi's writing and direction, and outstanding performances from his cast, make us empathise with all of the characters, and for Western viewers, the film opens a window into the complexity of modern-day Iran.

A Separation has been showered with awards across the world, including an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (2011), and has received universal critical acclaim. RottenTomatoes gave it a 99% rating: "Morally complex, suspenseful, and consistently involving, A Separation captures the messiness of a dissolving relationship with keen insight and searing intensity".

Berwick Film Society will be showing The Salesman, Farhadi's 2016 movie, which also won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, on October 31, so this is a great opportunity to see two movies from an outstanding director in close succession.

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