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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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    WATCH: First U.S. Trailer for Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past,' Starring Berenice Bejo

    The first official US trailer for Asghar Farhadi's "The Past" has arrived. Starring a Cannes-winning Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim and Ali Mosaffa, the drama centers on an Iranian man's return to France in light of his impending divorce, and the morally precarious situation he discovers between his for...

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    Watch: U.S. Trailer For Asghar Farhadi's Powerful 'The Past' Starring Bérénice Bejo & Tahar Rahim

    Named this summer as one of our Best Films Of 2013...So Far, a Cannes winner for Best Actress (Berenice Bejo) along with an Ecumenical Jury prize for director Asghar Farhadi, it may have been a quiet for the past few months, but Sony Pictures Classics is finally starting to run with "The Past." And ...

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    OSCAR ODDS: The Great Beauty, Child’s Pose, The Past and Gloria

    Among all the national Oscar ® submissions for consideration, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will nominate 5 on January 16, 2014 to compete for Best Foreign Language Film. One of those five films will receive the Oscar ® for Best Non-English-feature at the Oscar ® Awards Mar...

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    Asghar Farhadi On Oscar Odds For 'The Past,' Iranian Filmmaking, Directing An Opera And Making An English-Language Movie

    It is a good time to be Asghar Farhadi. The Iranian director's last film, "A Separation," received acclaim all over the world, a journey that culminated with its Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. Farhadi became the first Iranian to be accorded with this honor. Later that year, he...

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    Cannes Deal UPDATE: Sony Pictures Classics Gobbles Up 'The Lunch Box,' Critics Week Audience Winner

    Sony Pictures Classics has picked up all North American distribution rights to Ritesh Batra's "The Lunchbox," starring Irrfhan Khan ("The Life of Pi"). The film centers on a mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system, and the budding relationship between a young housew...

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    'The Artist' Star Bérénice Bejo On Returning to Cannes With 'The Past' and Working With Asghar Farhadi For Half a Year

    Returning to Cannes following her international breakthrough performance in 2011's awards juggernaut "The Artist," directed by her husband Michel Hazanavicius, Oscar nominee Bérénice Bejo returned the Croisette this year with another film to sure to bring her back at the forefront of awards talk, As...

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    Sony Pick Up Cannes Hit 'The Past,' Sundance Selects Take The Dardennes' Marion Cotillard-Starring Next Project

    With every major festival that arrives there’s more chances for hopeful filmmakers to ink deals that would put their films in front of paying audiences, so of course with the Cannes Film Festival in full swing there’s a whole smorgasbord of distribution news.

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