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    Trailer Watch: Asghar Farhadi's Latest, 'The Past,' Stars Berenice Bejo and Tahar Rahim as Lovers in Turmoil

    Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi won the Best Foreign-Language Oscar in 2012 for "A Separation," and now the trailer for his much-anticipated next film, "The Past" ("Le Passe"), has landed. The film stars international hot tickets Berenice Bejo ("The Artist") and Tahar Rahim ("A Prophet"), and again...

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    Watch: First Trailer For 'A Separation' Director Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' Starring Bérénice Bejo & Tahar Rahim

    The summer movie season may be heading into full swing, but with the Cannes Film Festival about six weeks away, we're going to be getting a bit arthouse on you from time to time, and this weekend brings with it a fresh look at a movie highly expected to reach the Croisette.

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    'The Artist' Star Berenice Bejo Makes 'The Choice,' Plus First Look At Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past'

    A little over a year ago Berenice Bejo would probably have been best known to international audiences for her small role in the excellent Heath Ledger film “A Knight’s Tale.” But having swept just about every awards ceremony earlier this year, “The Artist” catapulted he...

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    Critic's Notebook: What Does Iran's Oscar Boycott Mean For the Future of Iranian Cinema?

    After the Iranian film "A Separation" won an Oscar last year, many people eagerly awaited the country's Oscar submission for 2013. But the sudden impact of the anti-Islamic movie "The Innocence of Muslims" ruined everything.

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    'The Artist' Star Bérénice Bejo Replaces Marion Cotillard In 'A Separation' Director Asghar Farhadi's Next Film

    It seems "A Separation" director Asghar Farhadi won't have to sweat it in terms of talent for his next film, and first French-language feature. Earlier this year, it was reported he had rounded up "A Prophet" star Tahar Rahim and the luminous Marion Cotillard to topline his picture, but alas the lat...

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    Tahar Rahim To Star Opposite Marion Cotillard In 'A Separation' Helmer Asghar Farhadi's Upcoming French-Language Effort

    Merely days after "A Separation" helmer Asghar Farhadi cast fellow Oscar winner Marion Cotillard in his mysterious French-language feature, the Iranian has added another prestigious Gallic talent to the project in actor Tahar Rahim.

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    Marion Cotillard To Star In 'A Separation' Helmer Asghar Farhadi's Next; Matthias Schoenaerts Lines Up Thriller 'The Treatment'

    One of the most anticipated features at Cannes this year is Jacques Audiard's return to the Croisette with "Rust & Bone," an adaptation of Craig Davidson's short story starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. The last time the helmer was here for "A Prophet," he earned immense critical ac...

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    'A Separation' Director Asghar Farhadi's Next Film Is A French-Language Pic, Shoots This Fall

    Winning an Oscar is a cause for celebration...unless you're the sour-faced officials in the Iranian government. While most Iranians are proud and honored that Asghar Farhadi took home the prize for Best Foreign Film for "A Separation" at the Oscars, the heavy handed Iranian government ...

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    Critical Consensus: Jamsheed Akrami and Godfrey Cheshire Discuss Jafar Panahi's 'This Is Not A Film'

    Critical Consensus: Jamsheed Akrami and Godfrey Cheshire Discuss Jafar Panahi's 'This Is Not A Film'

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    Critic's Notebook: Survive the Oscars By Focusing on Small Victories

    The best way to move into Oscar recovery mode is to push beyond the obvious big moments that every glossy media outlet will regurgitate over the next few days.

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