By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire May 3, 2011 at 9:20AM
Sony Pictures Classics have acquired North American rights to Asghar Farhadi’s "Nader and Simin, a Separation," winner of the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival.
Full press release below:
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES BERLIN’S GOLDEN BEAR WINNER NADER AND SIMIN, A SEPARATION
NEW YORK (MAY 3, 2011) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Asghar Farhadi’s NADER AND SIMIN, A SEPARATION from Memento Films International. The film won the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.
Farhadi was awarded Best Director for his previous film, ABOUT ELLY at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.
Set in Contemporary Iran, NADER AND SIMIN, A SEPARATION is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin goes back to her parents’, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader…
Memento Films International and Sony Pictures Classics last worked together on the Oscar nominated Palme D’ Or winner, THE CLASS.