“THE PAST” (French: Le Passé) is an anticipated immigrant romantic drama from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, which marks his first project that is being shot outside of his native Iran. Farhadi’s previous film “A Separation” (Persian: جدایی نادر از سیمین Jodái-e Náder az Simin) won an Oscar, Golden Globe and French César for best foreign film earlier in 2012 as well as Berlin’s Golden Bear in 2011. Argentine-French actress Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) who replaced former candidate Marion Cotillard along with the French actor of Algerian origin, Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) and the renowned Iranian actor Ali Mosaffa star in the film.
Pitched at 11-million euro budget, the French-language film is about an Iranian man, who has long-term domestic problems with his French wife. He deserts his wife and two children to go back to his homeland, Iran. In the mean time, his wife is seeing a French man and therefore writes to him and asks for a divorce which compels the man to come back to France, only to see his wife’s new partner in his home beside his children.
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