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The Past

(Le Passé)

Year 2013
Runtime 130 mins
Language French, Persian
Subtitles French with English Subtitles
Albertan Premiere

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi follows up his Academy Award winning film A Separation with a family drama of quiet grace and painful revelation.

In The Past, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris to finalize the divorce with his French wife, Marie (Bérénice Bejo). Upon arrival, he finds he’ll be staying in a house with her two daughters from a previous marriage, and a son from her current partner. Through deft turns of dialogue and incredible detail, complicated histories and interrelationships gradually unearth long-buried secrets. A broken family melodrama of rare power, clarity and grace, and a finalist for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes International Film Festival, The Past earned the Best Actress award for Bejo's (The Artist) intense performance.

Countries

France Italy
Awards
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury & Best Actress Cannes Film Festival 2013, Best Screenplay Durban International Film Festival 2013
Festivals
Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Director
Asghar Farhadi
Producer
Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Screenwriter
Asghar Farhadi
Cinematographer
Mahmoud Kalari
Editor
Juliette Welfling
Production Design
Claude Lenoir
Music
Youli Galperine, Evgueni Galperine
Cast
Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa