Academy Award-winner ‘A Separation’ at the Avon

Above: Leila Hatami and Peyman Moadi star in “A Separation,” winner for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. (Photo/Habib Majidi).

Fresh on the heels of its recent win for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, “A Separation” will get a special screening at the Avon Theatre in Stamford on Friday, March 2.

The 7:15 p.m. showing will be followed by a Q-and-A/panel discussion with
 Dr. Sheyda Ardalan, professor of art and art education at Columbia University and an art teacher at Greenwich High School. Born in London to Iranian parents, Ardalan will talk about the film and her experiences in Iran, where she conducts free art workshops in villages.

Set in contemporary Iran, “A Separation” centers on an Iranian middle-class couple who split up, and the intrigues that follow when the husband hires a lower-class caretaker for his Alzheimer’s-suffering father.

“A Separation” was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
, and won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

For additional movie times (note: the Q-and-A/panel discussion with
 Dr. Sheyda Ardalan is a one-night event), visit the Avon Theatre online.

Scott Gargan