Watch this brilliant trailer for The Past, the latest film from writer-director Asghar Farhadi. Farhadi was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at last year’s Academy Awards for his Best Foreign Film winner A Separation, an outstanding drama that marked him as a stand-out writer and director. His latest film looks equally impressive; once again dissecting personal relationships and cultural issues with deceptively simple and intense direction. We can’t wait.
Bérénice Bejo, who was Oscar-nominated for her great performance in The Artist, took home the Best Actress award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Official poster and synopsis beneath the trailer.
Official synopsis for The Past:
Following a four-year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his estranged French wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo)’s request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure so she can marry her new boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim). During his tense, brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie’s relationship with her teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet). Ahmad’s efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past.
Starring Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karmi and Valeria Cavalli.
ETA: USA (Limited) – 20 December, 2013.