Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s Academy Award winning Nader and Simin: A Separation is slated to hit movie theaters in Australia.
Farhadi’s family drama is scheduled to be screened at several Australian movie theaters as of today March 1, 2012.
A Separation will also be screened in Singapore from March 7 and in Japan from April 7, 2012.
Farhadi’s masterpiece received the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards. It also won the Best Foreign Film Award of this year’s Independent Spirit Awards.
The Golden Globe Award winning film also received Best Picture, Best Film Not in the English Language, Best Ensemble and Best Original Screenplay awards of the 9th International Cinephile Society (ICS).
The film won the award for the Best Foreign Language film at the 2012 edition of Golden Globes. It also received the 2012 Turkish Film Critics Association Award (SIYAD) in the same category.
The 2011 New York Film Critics Circle also granted its Best Foreign Film award to A Separation.
Nader and Simin: A Separation received three top awards of the Best Foreign Language Film, Best Supporting Actress and the Best Screenwriter at the 2012 London Critics' Circle Awards (LCCA).
The film has also been nominated for the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards, a multi-cultural accolade presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The Iranian drama was awarded by the 2012 Broadcast Film Critics Association. It also received the 17th BFCA Annual Critics' Choice Movie's Best Foreign Language Film award.
Farhadi's A Separation was recently selected as the best 2011 film by Wall Street Journal and the second best film of the same year by the international film magazine, Sight and Sound.
The critically acclaimed movie has entered the Best Foreign film line-up of the International Press Academy (IPA) Satellite Awards.