Academy winner on tap for Penticton Kitchen Stove Film Series

Transcending cultural and religious barriers to present a fascinating portrait of contemporary Iran, A Separation has garnered accolades from critics and audiences around the globe.

A Separation, being shown on March 29 as part of the Kitchen Stove Film Series, was an Academy Award winner for best foreign language film.

Nader and Simin are a well-behaved, middle-class Iranian couple — they hold decent jobs, fight quietly and prefer to resolve their domestic differences in court. Simin would like to emigrate from Iran to provide a better future for their daughter, but Nader refuses to go. He believes that he must stay and care for his aging father who has Alzheimer’s.

Simin forces the issue and files for divorce thereby drawing Nader’s entire family into a complex courtroom feud. This riveting, powerful drama explores conflicts that cut across gender, class and cultural boundaries.

Tickets are $12 and available at the Penticton Art Gallery, the Book Shop and limited tickets will be available at the door.

A Separation will show at the Pen Mar Cinema Centre on March 29 at 4 and 7 p.m. This film is rated 14A and is subtitled.

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