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Overall A-

Simin's (Leila Hatami) dream of a brighter future for her daughter (Sarina Farhadi) includes leaving her homeland, Iran. But her husband (Peyman Moaadi) won't even consider the idea because of his duty to take care of his aging father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). These conflicting goals threaten to separate the couple.

Violence B
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material.

Why is A Separation rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: A Separation is rated PG-13 for for mature thematic material.

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Violence: A scuffle occurs between a man and a woman. Quarreling men get into a brief fistfight and a bloody nose is shown. A desperate character angrily hits himself. A miscarried pregnancy is referred to. An elderly man’s safety is jeopardized through inattentive care. Mild harassment and property damage occur.

Sexual Content: An elderly man is seen shirtless and discussions occur about the removal of his clothing in order for him to use the bathroom.

Language: Infrequent mild profanities and one scatological slang term are used.

A Separation
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Violence, Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Subtitled.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG