• The Past (2013)

The Past

Release Date: December 20th, 2013

DVD Release Date: March 25th, 2014

PG-13 |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

An Iranian man (Ali Mosaffa) returns to France to finalize his divorce and finds that his estranged wife (Bérénice Bejo) has a new lover (Tahar Rahim).

Cast: Bérénice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa, Tahar Rahim, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karimi

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Cine+, Canal+, BIM Distribuzione, France 3 Cinéma

Keywords: Love, France, 2010s, Daughter, Emotional

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Bob MondelloNPR

    The last 30 seconds of the film — wrenching, startling, utterly transformative of everything that precedes them — has haunted me for months. The Past will, I'm guessing, haunt me for years. show more

  • 100
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi pursues his exploration of guilt, choice and responsibility in a superbly written, directed and acted drama that commands attention every step of the way. show more

  • 86
    Jordan HoffmanFilm.com

    The Past is just about as good as a relationship drama is ever going to get. The plot is teased out with deliberate grace, the performances are sublime and the revelations, even the most melodramatic, feel right and true. It’s big canvas stuff painted by a new master. show more

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language