The Past / Le Passé
Asghar Farhadi, France, Italy, 2013
Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
Script: Asghar Farhadi
Producer: Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Production company: Memento Films Production
Cinematography: Mahmoud Kalari
Editing: Juliette Welfling
Music: Evgueni Galperine, Youli Galperine
Cast: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Babak Karimi, Pauline Burlet
Format: DCP
Running time: 130'

Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is in deterioration because the daughter thinks her mother is the cause of Samir's wife comatose state.

Awards and Festivals
Cannes Film Festival 2013 – Best Actress Award, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Durban International Film Festival 2013 – Best Screenplay

Directors Biography
Asghar Farhadi was born in 1972 in Isfahan, Iran. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Film Direction from Tehran University in 1998. His directorial debut was in 2003 with 'Dancing in the Dust'. 'After Beautiful City', in 2004, and 'Fireworks Wednesday' in 2006, Farhadi directed 'About Elly', winning the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. 'A Separation' (2012) won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. 'The Past' is his sixth feature.

Location and screening schedule:
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Monday, October 21st at 21.00
CINEMA TUŠKANAC, Friday, October 25th at 19.00
CINEMA EUROPA, Sunday, October 27th at 14.00