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The Iranian screenwriter and director Asghar Farhadi’s newest film, The Past (France) 2013, is an eloquent exploration of the human condition. It includes excellent performances and cinematography. However, what is most appealing is its compassion and attention to detail as it examines the complexity of relationships not only between lovers or spouses, but also between parents  and children.


The film has already won awards and media praise. It is Iran’s official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the upcoming Academy Awards.

It premiers 20 December 2013 in New York and Los Angeles, then opens 27 December 2013 at the Clay Theater in San Francisco; 10 January 2014 at the Albany Twin in Albany, CA; 17 January 2014 at the Camera 3 in San Jose, CA, and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael; 31 January 2014 Nickelodeon Four in Santa Cruz; and 7 February 2014 at Summerfield Cinema in Santa Rosa.

copyright © 2013 by N. A. Diaman, all rights reserved

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