Cinematique: "The Past" (New Time, 7PM)
An official Selection at Cannes, Telluride, and Toronto International Film Festivals in 2013 and winner of Best Actress (Berenice Bejo) at Cannes, The Past is one of the season's best foreign films. Following a four year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran in order to finalize a divorce from his estranged wife Marie (Bejo) so she can marry her boyfriend (Tahar Rahim).
Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet). Ahmad's efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. (PG13, 2hr 10min)April 7-9, Monday-Wednesday, 7:00PM (NOTE TIME)
at Thalian Hall's Main Stage
“Farhadi proves again that he can craft a domestic drama that has all the tension of a thriller.” -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail