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The Past

 

Rated PG-13 · 130 minutes · 2014

Drama
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi follows his masterful A Separation (2011) with another elaborate moral puzzle, though this one, his first film to be shot in France, is notably devoid of the Islamic fundamentalism that figured so heavily in the earlier drama. Patient, empathetic Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) travels from Tehran to Paris to finalize his divorce from short-tempered Marie (Berenice Bejo); after lodging in her home, he gets pulled into an anguished drama involving her and her new fiance, Samir (Tahar Rahim), as well as the man's resentful young son and Marie's angry teenage daughter. This fragile new family is haunted by a tragedy that occurred some years earlier, and in scenes of arresting immediacy, they blame one another and grapple with their own guilt. In French and Persian.


See our full review: Out of <i>The Past</i>

Out of The Past

Asghar Farhadi, director of the Oscar-winning A Separation, returns with another morality play. »

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Producer: Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Cast: Bérénice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa, Tahar Rahim, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karimi, Valeria Cavalli, Aleksandra Klebanska and Jean-Michel Simonet

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