The Past

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The new film from Asghar Farhadi, Oscar-winning director of A Separation!

2014 Golden Globe Nominee! Best Foreign Language Film

Winner! Best Foreign Language Film, National Board of Review


“One of the best pictures of the year.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

“A profoundly affecting film that haunts you long after it ends.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“One of the best performances of the year … Bérénice Bejo gives a volcanic, aching and beautiful performance – an Anna Magnani for our era.” – Richard Corliss, Time


Following his Best Foreign Language Film Oscar win for A Separation, writer/director Asghar Farhadi returns with the gripping and dramatic mystery, The Past. After a four year separation and at his estranged French wife Marie's (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist) request, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa, Leila) returns to Paris from Tehran in order to finalize their divorce procedure so she can marry her new boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet). During his tense brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with their teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet), and his efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. A terrific cast creates in-depth characters in this compelling story told with generous empathy. Winner of two awards at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (Bejo) and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. (Dir. by Asghar Farhadi, 2013, France/Italy, in French & Persian with subtitles, 130 mins., Rated PG-13, Sony Pictures Classics) Digital



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