THE PAST

Directed by Asghar Farhadi | Written by Asghar Farhadi
US release date: Dec 20, 2013
Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi
With Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet
110 min, Drama, Mystery, France, Iran, 2013

Following a four year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his estranged French wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo)'s request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure so she can marry her new boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim). During his tense brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet).  Ahmad's efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past, and the highly charged revelations affecting every character in Mr. Farhadi's complex screenplay unfold with his trademark nuance. Once again he showcases his gifts as a masterful storyteller and director who elicits riveting performances from his cast.

In French and Persian with english subtitles


Opens in the US on December 20, 2013

- NYC on December 20, 2013 at Film Forum
-Los Angeles on December 20, 2013 at Laemmle Royal & on January 17, 2014 at Laemmle Playhouse 7 and Town Center 5

This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places.

US Distribution:
Sony Pictures Classics

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