A Separation parents guide

A Separation

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

Why is A Separation rated PG-13? The MPAA rated A Separation PG-13 for mature thematic material.

Run Time: 123 minutes

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Why is A Separation rated PG-13? A Separation is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for mature thematic material.

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.

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A Separation
Canadian Movie Rating Info
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

News About "A Separation"

Cast and Crew

A Separation is directed by Asghar Farhadi and stars Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Sareh Bayat.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of A Separation movie is August 20, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: A Separation

Release Date: 21 August 2012

A Separation releases to home video (Blu-ray) with the following bonus extras:

- Commentary with Asghar Farhadi

- An Evening with Asghar Farhadi

- Birth of a Director behind-the-scenes featurette

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In Win Win an American man in deep financial trouble is tempted to bend a few rules. Children of Heaven depicts the struggles of another family living in Iran. A woman, who left Iran as a child, shares her immigrant experiences in the semi-autobiographical animation Persepolis.