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The Past [Blu-ray]
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Following a four-year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife Marie's request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure. During his stay, Ahmad quickly discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her daughter, Lucie. But Ahmad's attempts to build bridges between the two soon begin to encroach on Marie's new partner, Samir (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet), and as tensions begin to mount it soon becomes clear that the past is only close behind.
Directed by Palme d'Or winner Asgar Farhadi (A Separation) and featuring an unforgettable central performance by Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) that earned her the Best Actress award at Cannes 2013, The Past is a tight-knit family drama as gripping as any thriller.
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It's perhaps a little contrived in places, but this a very sophisticated, morally serious film from a sophisticated, morally serious film maker at the top of his game; a pressure cooker of passion and anguish. Just as in 'A Separation', it is the agony of splitting that reveals the truth of a relationship most clearly, with some very subtle political resonances also. Everywhere there are layers upon layers of unspoken reproach, guilt and fear, and the ending is absolutely heart-rending.
A number of characters here advise each other to forget, to break the past's terrible grip. But it is not so easy - forgetting the past means losing much of the present and much of oneself. Sombre and difficult to watch at times it may be, but this is wonderful film-making that will appeal to anyone with intelligence and life experience.
Anyway, if all of that makes any sense, this really is a wonder full film to me, it is a very clever story, the narrative of which reveals a bit more and a bit more at just the right pace to keep one keen to find out more of the bigger picture. The cast is superb, everyone including the supporting cast are brilliant – lookout for Sabrina Ouazani who plays the part of an employee of Tahar Rahim’s character, and also look out for the two young children in the cast and how the boy interacts with his father and the ex-partner of his father’s lover. The film relies very much on the characters, what the say and how they say it, and on the story and how that story is given to the audience. The cinematography is fantastic, getting in very close to the actors at times, but there are no sweeping landscapes etc to look at, this is a very intimate and almost documentary like film – I could easily imagine it being adapted and presented on stage. A film that deals with one’s actions and how they affect others both now and in some cases in the future, and it is brilliantly observed.
“The Past” has been nominated and/or won awards at numerous film festivals and other events, including Bérénice Bejo winning The Best Actress Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
On the DVD you get:
“The Past” (2 hours 5 minutes)
Set Up: 2.0 Stereo, 5.1 Dolby Digital
Making Of (26 minutes)
Interviews: Ali Mosaffa (7 minutes), Bérénice Bejo (8 minutes), Tahar Rahim (6 minutes), Mahmoud Kalari (8 minutes).
The main film and all the extra features have English Subtitles which appear to be embedded and non-optional.