Four years after their separation Ahmad returns from Teheran to Paris at his wife’s request in order to finalize their divorce. He quickly notices that the relationship between his wife, Marie, and their daughter Lucie is strained. Attempting to relieve the tension, Ahmad soon uncovers a family secret. In his latest film, Oscar, Berlinale, Golden Globe and César winner Asghar Farhadi (“All About Elly,” 2009; “A Separation,” 2011) tells the story of a modern day patchwork family. Superbly written and acted, the film, “Le Passé”, once again proves Farhadi to be a master at dissecting complicated family matters caused by complex relationships. Farhadi’s sixth film was the first to be realized outside of Iran. It screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and garnered Bérenice Béjo („The Artist“, 2011) the award for best female performance.

Around 2013, presented by Andres Veiel



Berlin Premiere



OT: Le Passé, 2013
Country: France, Italy
Production Company: Memento Films Production Paris, France3 Cinéma, Bim Distribuzione
Cast: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis
Format: DCP / Colour
Length: 130 min.
Language: French / with German subtitles
World Sales: Memento Films,
Theatrical Release Germany: Camino Filmverleih,
Festivals: Cannes, Sydney, München, Auckland, Durban, Toronto u.v.a.
Awards: Cannes “Best Actrice” und Preis der ökumenischen Jury, Durban “Best Screenplay” etc.