Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jan 26th at 3:50 for The Past at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Laine wearing a green coat in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Following his Oscar win for A Separation (Best Foreign Language Film), writer/director Asghar Farhadi returns with the dramatic mystery, The Past. After a four year separation and at his estranged French wife Marie’s (Berenice Bejo, The Artist) request, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa, Leila) returns to Paris from Tehran in order to finalize their divorce procedure so she can marry her new boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet). During his tense brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie’s relationship with their teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet), and his efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. A terrific cast creates in-depth characters in this gripping story told with generous empathy. Winner of two awards at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (Bejo) and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. Iran’s official selection for consideration at the 86th Academy Awards.