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    The 22 Oscar Nominations We'd Most Like To See Tomorrow (But Probably Won't)

    We're a little under 24 hours away from the arrival of the 2014 Oscar nominations: tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. PST, Chris Hemsworth will drag his space viking physique out of bed to join Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in reading out the nominations. We made our predictions yes...

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    The Past

    Writer-director Asghar Farhad works so well with his actors that everything seems genuine and naturalistic, even the scenes involving young children.

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    Review: Asghar Farhadi's Mature, Complex & Impressive 'The Past' Starring Berenice Bejo & Tahar Rahim

    When "The Past" opens, we see a couple communicating through a thick pane of glass at an airport. They can't hear each other, but through gestures and mouthed words, they can get the gist of what the other is saying, but between them is an immovable object that prevents a full understanding of what ...

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    This Weekend: Don't Miss 'Her,' 'The Past' and 'The Selfish Giant'; 'Anchorman 2' Also Arrives

    An eclectic array of intimate indies and a raucous mainstream comedy hit theaters this weekend, from Spike Jonze's cri-de-coeur "Her" to Asghar Farhadi's can't-miss "The Past" and, yes, the "Anchorman" sequel. Trailers below.

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    Foreign Oscar Entry Review: The Past (Le Passé)

    The Past, Iran's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. : Sony Pictures Classics. International Sales Agent: Memento Films International

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    Review: How Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' Confirms His Mastery Over Exploring Human Behavior

    Farhadi's new work confirms his unique ability to explore how constant chatter and anguished outbursts obscure the capacity for honest communication.

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    Oscar Winner Asghar Farhadi Talks 'The Past,' What Awards Recognition Means To Him & His Next Project

    Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi‘s work has been quietly stunning audiences for almost a decade. His last three films—”Fireworks Wednesday,” “About Elly“ and ”A Separation“—racked up festival accolades from Berlin to Tribeca to Sydney, with the latter film going on to win both the Golden Globe and t...

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    Interview: Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi on his film 'The Past'

    Less than two years after winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with A Separation, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi returns with yet another astonishing family drama. In The Past his characters are forced to come to terms with their memories and regrets as the story unfolds like ri...

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    'The Past' Director Asghar Farhadi Says Illusion That Audiences Don't Like Complication Is Hurting American Cinema (Q&A)

    Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi has created one of the best screenplays of the year with "The Past," a measured domestic drama where every frame counts. In a recent Q & A with the LA Times' Mark Olsen, Farhadi, with help from a translator, discussed the film, his idiosyncratic writing process...

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    Trailer of the Week: Bérénice Bejo Plays a Wife in Search of Closure in Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past'

    Sony Pictures Classics has released its first trailer for "The Past," the latest film from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, of 2012 Oscar winner "A Separation."

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