The Past

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning A SEPARATION visits the same territory of complex family relationships within repressive societies.

Ahmad (Mosaffa) travels from his home in Teheran to Paris to finalise his divorce from his long-estranged wife, Marie (Bejo, THE ARTIST). Already living with a much younger new partner (Rahim, OUR CHILDREN) and his son, Marie appears to simply want a civilised closure, but as Ahmad is obliged to stay in their somewhat chaotic household, it’s soon obvious that this won’t be easy, especially when a shocking truth from the past is revealed.

Farhadi again lightly weaves a trenchant story brimful of twists, which benefits considerably from nuanced, intelligent performances from the three leads.

Review: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/mar/30/the-past-review-whirlwind-warring-emotions-mark-kermode http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Arts_Picturehouse_Cambridge/film/The_Past/

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  • Vanessa B.

    Looking forward to joining in. I won't get there til just before 6.15 so hope I'll find you all.

    April 2, 2014

  • Joanna T.

    Hi Richard, I wasn't going to book until I got there at 5.30pm! It's been running since last Friday so I don't expect demand to be huge. I'll see you in the bar afterwards if not beforehand.

    April 2, 2014

  • Richard L.

    Hi Joanna, I probably won't arrive much before the film starts, but hopefully we can meet afterwards. Do you have a seat number? If so I could try to book one near by.

    April 2, 2014

  • Joanna T.

    Hi everyone, I can't seem to find my way back into the text to add something about people-gathering before and after! So I'll be in the bar before the movie, will try to get there by 5.30pm and hold some seats, and the meeting place afterwards for a chat will be back in the Arts bar - if too packed and we can't get seating we can move next door to The Castle pub, it usually has space mid-week.

    April 1, 2014

  • Richard L.

    I would certainly like to see it. I'll come if I get out of work on time.

    April 1, 2014

  • Vanessa B.

    Sounds like a great idea. Count me in.

    March 31, 2014

  • Ali P.

    I am a definite maybe depending upon what time I get out of work

    March 31, 2014

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