Fiction

Le Passé

The Past
Asghar Farhadi
FRA, I 2013
124min
V'13

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)

Credits
  • Bérénice Bejo - Marie
  • Tahar Rahim - Samir
  • Ali Mosaffa - Ahmad
  • Pauline Burlet - Lucie
  • Elyes Aguis - Fouad
  • Jeanne Jestin - Léa
  • Asghar Farhadi
  • Dana Farzanehpour
  • Thomas Desjonquères
  • Bruno Tarrière
  • Mahmoud Kalari
  • Juliette Welfling
  • Claude Lenoir
  • Jean-Daniel Vuillermoz
Memento Films Production, France 3 Cinéma, Bim Distribuzione

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