The Past

The Past

Blu-ray Disc - 2013 | French
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An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.
Publisher: Culver City, CA Sony Pictures, c2013
ISBN: 9786315358494
Branch Call Number: PAS
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm. + 1 dvd


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Jan 14, 2020



Un excellent conte d'une famille dysfonctionnelle qui essaie de faire amende honorable.



Dec 30, 2019

I watched this movie from beginning to end without stopping. It presents two families in turmoil, with the past not allowing people to break away from it and move on.

My only criticism is that the former husband comes from nowhere and, at the end, goes back to nowhere. There is nothing we learn about his life after the separation. I expected a few details to come out, maybe in his conversation with the restaurant owner who is his long-time friend, which would've made the character more three-dimensional. But, if you want to learn more about the characters, isn't it a clear sign just how deeply you were affected by the story?

Outstanding movie, highly recommended.

Jul 05, 2019

great reviews .. Farhadi

Jan 31, 2017

First off, this not a blue-ray disc despite the image shown. The film is one complex family drama, with many twists and turns - probably too many. I have to say I like 'A Separation' by the same director better. Still, this is a pretty good film from Iranian cinema. Subtitles.

Feb 04, 2016

In this tense, complex film the Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, establishes himself, yet again, as a master of psychological drama. Here, he explores how events of the past can impact on the present and thwart the happiness of all those involved whether directly or indirectly. One of the great achievements of the film is that it takes us on a journey into the hearts and minds of each of the characters and shows us how seemingly straightforward explanations about events are, in fact, wrong, and the truth is much more complex and multi-layered. The performances from all actors, including the children, are outstanding.

Jun 04, 2015

Interesting and very well acted.

Feb 18, 2015

This is a 2013 French–Italian–Iranian drama written and directed by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.
Coming back to finalize his divorce procedure, Ahmad, an Iranian man, arrives in France after four years to meet his soon-to-be ex-wife Marie and her daughters from her previous marriage.
Marie is in a relationship with an Arab man named Samir who has a son and whose French wife is in a coma.
The relationship between Marie and her older daughter, Lucie, is strained because Lucie disapproves of her mother's relationship with Samir.
With surprising and unexepected twits and turns, the film makes you get really engaged in the complicated problems of mother-and-ddaught relationship as well as those of Samir and his wife in coma.
It is a heart-wrenching yet thought-provoking story.

Feb 18, 2015

What a cluster-flub of failed relationships! Fine acting in this high-level drama. Interesting plot.

Dec 24, 2014

Low key but very good movie.

Dec 17, 2014

Compelling story with a great deal of conflict that can be a bit hard to take at times. Well acted and insightful--but very intense.

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