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Trailer Watch: Asghar Farhadi's Latest, 'The Past,' Stars Berenice Bejo and Tahar Rahim as Lovers in Turmoil

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 9, 2013 at 1:22PM

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi won the Best Foreign-Language Oscar in 2012 for "A Separation," and now the trailer for his much-anticipated next film, "The Past" ("Le Passe"), has landed. The film stars international hot tickets Berenice Bejo ("The Artist") and Tahar Rahim ("A Prophet"), and again centers on the vagaries of long-term relationships.
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 Berenice Bejo in "The Past"
Sony Pictures Classics Berenice Bejo in "The Past"

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi won the Best Foreign-Language Oscar in 2012 for "A Separation," and now the trailer for his much-anticipated next film, "The Past" ("Le Passe"), has landed. The film stars international hot tickets Berenice Bejo ("The Artist") and Tahar Rahim ("A Prophet"), and again centers on the vagaries of long-term relationships.

Asghar Farhadi

An Iranian man (Ali Mosaffa) deserts his French wife (Bejo) and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship with a French man (Rahim), a reality Mosaffa's character must confront when he travels back to France to discuss his wife's request for a divorce.

"The Past" is currently without an American distributor, and the below trailer is without English subtitles (French speakers, you're in luck!). 

No doubt the film will show up at Cannes in May.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.