Previously at the ICA - Films
11 Apr 2014 – 17 Apr 2014
'a film that announces this director's arrival in the rank of those film-makers like Kiarostami, Haneke and PT Anderson' ★★★★
- Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning A Separation visits the same territory of complex family relationships within repressive societies. Ahmad (Mosaffa) travels from his home in Teheran to Paris to finalise his divorce from his long-estranged wife, Marie (Bejo, The Artist). Already living with a much younger new partner (Rahim, Our Children) and his son, Marie appears to simply want a civilised closure, but as Ahmad is obliged to stay in their somewhat chaotic household, it’s soon obvious that this won’t be easy, especially when a shocking truth from the past is revealed.
Farhadi again lightly weaves a trenchant story brimful of twists, which benefits considerably from nuanced, intelligent performances from the three leads.
The Past, dir Asghar Farhadi, France/Italy 2013, 130 mins, French and Persian with English subtitles
Please note that all films are 18+ unless otherwise stated. The feature will start approximately 15 minutes after the listed start time.