What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that A Separation is a powerful Iranian drama with mature themes, including marital troubles and miscarriage, plus lots of tense, angry arguing. There's some strong language (in English subtitles) and some adult situations. In one scene, a very religious woman must decide what to do when, while caring for an old man, she finds she needs to clean him, despite the fact that her religion doesn't allow her to see him naked. Though none of the content concerns are individually all that age inappropriate for younger teens, overall, watching A Separation is a pretty intense experience.
- Families can talk about the movie's arguments and intense situations. Do they fit with the movie's story? What purpose do they serve?
- How do culture and religion play into the decisions the characters make? Does the movie portray their influence in an expected way?
- According to this movie, what are some of the differences between Iran and America? What are some similarities? Do you agree?