AFI Film Festival: The Past (Le Passé)

AFI Film Festival Screening of The Past (Le Passé), directed by Asghar Farhadi

AFI Film Festival: The Past (Le Passé)

Sunday, November 10, 2013
6:00 PM
Egyptian Theatre
American Cinematheque
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028


DIRECTOR Asghar Farhadi

CAST Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karmi, Valeria Cavalli

130 MIN

Returning to AFI FEST, Academy Award® winner Asghar Farhadi continues his career-defining exploration of family dynamics, morality and class conflict. After four years of separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran to finalize his divorce with his wife Marie. Almost immediately, Ahmad becomes entangled in a new crisis when he discovers his ex- is about to re-marry and her daughter deeply objects. Marie’s new fiancé is the quiet and handsome Samir, an owner of a dry-cleaners and still married to a woman in a coma. Truths are questioned and misunderstandings unfold as Ahmad examines and attempts to stabilize the domestic hostility. Featuring authentic performances from Ali Mosaffa, Bérénice Bejo and Tahar Rahim, THE PAST’s intricate characters, emotionally complex narrative and unexpected revelations confirm Asghar Farhadi’s mastery of filmmaking and storytelling.

Sunday, November 10, 6:00 p.m., Egyptian
Wednesday, November 13, 3:15 p.m., Egyptian

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Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies