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by Asghar Farhadi


An Iranian man having long-term domestic problems with his French wife, deserts his wife and two children to go back to his homeland, Iran. In the mean time, his wife is seeing a French man and therefore writes to him and asks for a divorce which compels the man to come back to France, only to see his wife's new partner in his home beside his children.

international title: The Past
original title: Le Passé
country: France, Italy
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Asghar Farhadi
film run: 130'
release date: FR 15/05/2013, BE 29/05/2013, NL 08/08/2013, PL 06/09/2013, GR 10/10/2013, FI 29/11/2013, IT 21/11/2013, DE 30/01/2014, SE 7/02/2014, ES 18/04/2014
screenplay: Asghar Farhadi
cast: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani
cinematography by: Mahmoud Kalari
film editing: Juliette Welfling
art director: Claude Lenoir
costumes designer: Jean-Daniel Vuillermoz
producer: Alexandre Mallet-Guy
production: Memento Films Productions, France 3 Cinéma, BIM
distributor: Memento Films Distribution, Cinéart, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Camino Filmverleih, Pa-Dora d.o.o., Fivia d.o.o., Kino Świat, Bim Distribuzione, Golem Distribución, Folkets Bio


main awards/selection

Cannes 2013 Official competition
Best actress (Bérénice Bejo)

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