V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Passé

V' 13

Le Passé

The Past

Asghar Farhadi
F/I, 2013
Fiction, 124min, OmeU

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Le Passé

Asghar Farhadi
F/I, 2013
Fiction, 124min, OmeU

Actors: 
Bérénice Bejo
Marie
Tahar Rahim
Samir
Ali Mosaffa
Ahmad
Pauline Burlet
Lucie
Elyes Aguis
Fouad
Jeanne Jestin
Léa
Screenplay: 
Asghar Farhadi
Sound: 
Thomas Desjonquères
Dana Farzanehpour
Bruno Tarrière
Camera: 
Mahmoud Kalari
Editor: 
Juliette Welfling
Decoration: 
Claude Lenoir
Costume: 
Jean-Daniel Vuillermoz

Production: 
Memento Films Production, France 3 Cinéma, Bim Distribuzione
World Sales: 
Memento Films
Distribution in Austria: 
Thimfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

Following a four-year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife Marie’s request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure. During his brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie’s relationship with her daughter Lucie. Ahmad’s efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. “Farhadi shows that anatomizing relationships is vivisection: painful and possibly even distorting. Should Marie have finalized her divorce in Ahmad’s absence? Should she have simply cut the bonds with the past, and dealt with Lucie’s unhappiness herself? LE PASSÉ is an intricate and brilliant drama, with restrained and intelligent performances; there is an elegantly patterned mosaic of detail, unexpected plot turns, suspenseful twists and revelations.” (Peter Bradshaw)

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