The Past (Le Passe)

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Showings

Rafael 1 Thu, Oct 10, 2013 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Country:France
Italy
Year:2012
Running Time:130
Language:French
Director:Asghar Farhadi
Producer:Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Screenwriter:Mahmoud Kalari
Cinematographer:Juliette Welfling
Cast:Berenice Bejo
Tahar Rahim
Ali Mosaffa
Pauline Burlet
Elyes Aguis
Jeanne Jestin
Print Source:Sony Pictures Classics

Description

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In French with English subtitles. This year’s Cannes Film Festival honored Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) as Best Actress for her galvanizing performance as Marie, a French woman who has summoned her estranged husband Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) from Tehran to Paris to finalize their divorce. Marie takes Ahmad to her slightly disheveled house on the outskirts of Paris, where she lives with her two daughters from a previous marriage, her fiancé Samir (Tahar Rahim of A Prophet) and his young son. Asghar Farhadi, Academy Award–winning director of A Separation, crafts another superb drama of domestic secrets and unexpected revelations. Farhadi invests this intricately layered tale with an essentially humanistic point of view, in which every character—young or old—has his or her own reasons.

—Richard Peterson



PRESENTED WITH SUPPORT FROM TV5MONDEAND PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL - SAN FRANCISCO

Additional Information

Asghar Farhadi (born 1972) is an award-winning Iranian filmmaker. His 2012 film, A Separation, won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world by Time magazine in 2012.