The Past (Le passé)


State TheatreThu, Jul 31, 2014 9:00 AM
Sponsored by: Ann Segal & Jerry Malsh and Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers and The Wilson Family
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Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:130 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:France
Original Language:Persian
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Bérénice Bejo
Tahar Rahim
Ali Mosaffa
Pauline Burlet
Elyes Aguis
Jeanne Jestin
Director:Asghar Farhadi
Produced by:Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Screenwriter:Asghar Farhadi
Cinematography:Mahmoud Kalari
Editing By:Juliette Welfling
Music By:Evgueni Galperine
Youli Galperine


Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s followup to his Oscar winner “A Separation” once again proves the director’s mastery at crafting emotionally complex and intimate human dramas. Ahman leaves Tehran for Paris following a four-year separation from his estranged wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo of “The Artist”), returning at her behest to finalize their divorce so she can marry her new beau Samir. He finds a family in turmoil: Samir’s current wife is in a coma; Marie is newly pregnant; and Lucie, Marie’s teenage daughter from a previous marriage, resents her mother’s string of fleeting romances. Ahman’s presence in their lives throws their troubles into sharp relief as everyone realizes it’s not so easy to break free from the past. This Cannes Film Festival award winner is a powerful and nuanced masterpiece that will stay with you long after you leave the theater.