Trailer: The Past
Garnering heaps of positive buzz (and awards) after running through a slew of festivals is Asghar Farhadi’s sixth film, The Past. Farhadi earned Iran’s first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with his 2011 release, A Separation, and looks to be continuing a similar level of excellence with his new film.
Ahmad (Ali Mossa) arrives in Paris to finalize a divorce with his estranged wife, Marie (Bérénice Bejo), who is currently living with her two daughters (not Ahmad’s), new paramour (Tahar Rahim) and his young son. The film looks deliciously melodramatic, relying on tensions not only between lovers old and new, but from eldest daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet).
If you’re looking forward to watching Bejo’s Cannes award winning performance (like me), it’ll be hitting theaters in LA and New York December 20th with a wider release to follow.