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The Past (Le Passé)
March 2016

…once again the Iranian director creates an opportunity to showcase his striking ability to use multiple perspectives to tell an infinitely complex story.

- Emma Myers, FilmComment

The Past (Le Passé)
March 2016

4 out of 4 stars…another brilliantly mounted drama concerning fracturing families, hidden motives and difficulties of attaining stability in a rapidly changing world.

- Godfrey Cheshire, Roger Ebert Reviews

The Past (Le Passé)
March 2016

4 out of 4 stars…another brilliantly mounted drama concerning fracturing families, hidden motives and difficulties of attaining stability in a rapidly changing world.

- Godfrey Cheshire, Roger Ebert Reviews

The Past (Le Passé)
March 2016

4 out of 4 stars…another brilliantly mounted drama concerning fracturing families, hidden motives and difficulties of attaining stability in a rapidly changing world.

- Godfrey Cheshire, Roger Ebert Reviews

The Past (Le Passé)

The Past (Le Passé)

Date: March 13, 2016

Location: UICA


The Past (French: Le Passé) is a 2013 French–Italian–Iranian drama film, written and directed by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and starring Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim and Ali Mosaffa.

The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and won the festival's Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. Bejo also won the festival's Best Actress Award.

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, March 13 in the UICA theater, with the short film Brunch (2 min.) followed by the feature film The Past (French: Le Passé).

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages.

The reception brought to Chiaroscuro guests by:

Aperitivo - Kate Leeder and Amy Ruis

THANK YOU!

 

Panel Discussion for The Past (French: Le Passé)

Moderator: Sara Karasinski

Panelists: Anal Shah, TBD

 

More about Chiaroscuro's 10th Anniversary Season:

2016 Series Theme: Then and Now

Using a variety of narrative, cinematic and thematic devices, each film explores the relationship between the past and present. The 2016 Series presents an award-winning roster of five celebrated films from around the world.


Reviews

…once again the Iranian director creates an opportunity to showcase his striking ability to use multiple perspectives to tell an infinitely complex story.

- Emma Myers, FilmComment

4 out of 4 stars…another brilliantly mounted drama concerning fracturing families, hidden motives and difficulties of attaining stability in a rapidly changing world.

- Godfrey Cheshire, Roger Ebert Reviews

The Past (Le Passé) Official Trailer

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