In The Name of Love, Thou Shall Not Abandon

A few days ago, I and a friend watched the critically-acclaimed Iranian movie “A Separation”. I’d like to share below one of the most beautiful lines I’ve heard. These lines, in particular, show Nader’s love for his father who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s. He refuses to leave his dad behind.

Simin: “He doesn’t even know you’re his son!”
Nader: “But I know he’s my father.”

Now, I ask you. Why do you love? Do you love to be loved back? Or… Do you love for the sake of loving?

 “A Separation” or “جدایی نادر از سیمین‎” (in Persian) won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. It also won the Golden Bear for Best Film in the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.

Bravo!

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