Join us for the latest film by the acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, About Elly).
Farhadi's first film outside his native Iran, The Past follows an Iranian-French couple whose relationship falls into crisis as he her and their two children to return to his homeland. His wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.
"The film revisits some themes of Asghar's breakthrough film A Separation (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/movie/142608/separation), about the mortality of love, along with ideas about intimacy and domesticity in a world where the stepfamily is the norm. Here it is further supercharged with a grand tragic theme — the past and its pitiless grip on us. Farhadi shows the desperation and anger involved in trying to defy the past, to annul incorrect life-choices...an intricate and often brilliant drama, with restrained and intelligent performances; there is an elegantly patterned mosaic of detail, unexpected plot turns, suspenseful twists and revelations" Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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