The Past

This movie is your classic slow-burning character-driven drama.  The first half of the film sets the stage for the wave of unresolved issues that need to be resolved (maybe?) in the second half of the film.  While the movie is slow to unfold at no point is it ever boring.  That said, the movie does turn it up a couple of notches in the last 30 minutes and ends with a fantastic and thoughtful scene at the end that summarizes the main question of the movie:  the past.

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Movie title: The Past

Movie description: After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters between mother and daughter Ahmad unwittingly lifts the lid on a long buried secret...

Date published: 2020-05-16

Director(s): Asghar Farhadi

Actor(s): Bérénice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa, Tahar Rahim, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karimi, Valéria Cavalli, Aleksandra Klebanska, Jean-Michel Simonet, Pierre Guerder, Anne-Marion de Cayeux, Eléonora Marino, Jonathan Devred, Sylviane Fraval

Genre: Drama, Mystery

My Review

This movie is your classic slow-burning character-driven drama.  The first half of the film sets the stage for the wave of unresolved issues that need to be resolved (maybe?) in the second half of the film.  While the movie is slow to unfold at no point is it ever boring.  That said, the movie does turn it up a couple of notches in the last 30 minutes and ends with a fantastic and thoughtful scene at the end that summarizes the main question of the movie:  the past.

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