A hit at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where it snagged its lead actress Bérénice Bejo the Best Actress prize over some tough competition from the likes of Marion Cotillard and Tilda Swinton, Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to “A Separation,” “The Past,” finally opens this Friday in select theaters, during the heat of awards season. Indiewire is pleased to premiere an exclusive scene from the ensemble drama.
Shot over a whopping four months in Paris following two months of
intense rehearsals, “The Past,” Farhadi’s first film shot outside of his
native Iran, centers
on Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa), who, after returning to Paris from Tehran in
order to finalize his divorce to Marie (Bejo), discovers all is not well
at home with his soon to be ex and her rebellious
daughter (Pauline Burlet). In trying to bring the two together, Ahmad
uncovers a secret from the past that could threaten to keep the pair at
odds for life.
Watch the scene below: