Monday, 1 September 2014

The Past: DVD Review

The Past: DVD Review

Rating: M
Released by Madman Home Entertainment

From the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi comes this award winning drama, starring The Artist's Berenice Bejo (who collected an award for this role).

It's the story of Marie (Bejo) who asks her husband Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) to return from Tehran to Paris to finalise their divorce. But when he returns the web of relationships spun over the years dangle precariously and dangerously thanks to problems between Marie, her new man and their daughter.

The Past is a subtle film that benefits from the performance of Bejo, who traverses fragility and strength cleverly and with ease as the movie plays out. It's the nuances of the tale which hook you in and Farhadi's grip on naturalistic direction which impresses.

It's a psychological drama in many ways that may not hit all the bases for a general populus but for lovers of Farhadi's art and craft, it's unmissable.

Extras: Interviews and trailer

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