The Past

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Le Passé

Showing: 17th October 2014

Released: 28th August 2013 (Iceland)

28th March 2014 (UK)

 

Film-Notes

Audience Reaction 77%

 

FranceItaly flagCertificate 12 AFrance/Italy – 130 mins – Drama

 

 

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Stars: Tahar Rahim, Bérénice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani and Babak Karimi

 

Following a four year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife Marie’s request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure. During his brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie’s relationship with her daughter Lucie. Ahmad’s efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past.

 

AWARDS

Alliance of Women Film Journalists (Nominated – EDA Award for Best Non-English Language Film 2013), Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2 nominations – Best Film, Best Screenplay 2013), Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (Critics Choice Award nomination – Best foreign Language Film 2014), Cannes Film Festival (2 wins – Best Acress, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury 2013)(Palme d’Or nomination 2013), Chlotrudis Awards (3 wins – Best Movie, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay 2014)(Nominated – Best Supporting Actor 2014), César Awards, France (5 nominations – Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Director, Best Film 2014), CinEuphoria Awards (2 nominations – Best Actress – International Competition, Best Ensemble – International Competition 2014), Durban International Film Festival (Won – Best Screenplay 2013), Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) (Nominated – Best Foreign Film 2014), Golden Globe Awards, USA (Won – Best Foreign Language Film 2014), Golden Trailer Awards (Nominated – Best Foreign Drama 2014), International Cinephile Society Awards (Nominated – Best Film Not in the English Language 2014), International Cinephile Society Awards (2 wins – Best Screenplay, The Kids of Cannes 2013), Lumiere Awards, France (Nominated – Best Screenplay 2014), Magritte Awards, Belgium (Won – Most Promising Actress 2014), Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA (2 nominations – Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in a Foreign Feature Film, Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Foreign Language Film 2014), Munich Film Festival (Nominated – ARRI/OSRAM Award for Best International Film 2013), National Board of Review, USA (Won – Best Foreign Language Film 2013), New York Film Critics Circle Awards (2nd place – Best Foreign Language Film 2013), Online Film Critics Society Awards (Nominated – Best Youth Performance 2014), Oslo Films from the South Festival (Won – Audience Award 2013)(Nominated – Films from the South Award for Best Feature 2013), Palm Springs International Film Festival (Won – FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress 2014), Prix Louis Delluc (Nominated – Best Film 2013), San Francisco Film Critics Circle (Nominated – Best Foreign Language Picture 2013), Satellite Award (Nominated – Best Motion Picture, International Film 2013), Utah Film Critics Association Awards (2nd place – Best Non-English Language Film 2013), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards (Nominated – Best Foreign Language Film 2013)

 

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