The Past

the-pastAhmad is an Iranian man who has come back to France to finalise his divorce from Marie who is pregnant by Samir and is planning to marry him.  To complicate matters further, Samir’s own wife is in a coma, having tried to commit suicide for reasons that are only very slowly revealed. With five children involved in this triangle, the mistakes of the past weigh heavily on the future of all those involved. As in his previous film ‘A Separation,’ Farhadi’s interest is in the looks and gestures of his main characters as they struggle to understand each other’s motivations and feelings.

12A cert – France 2013 – Director: Asghar Farhadi
Running time: 130 minutes – Language: French
Cast: Bérenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa

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