2013 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: Asghar Farhadi’s The Past

Asghar Farhadi's The Past

#3. Asghar Farhadi’s The Past

Gist: Farhadi returns to the spotlight after the success of 2011’s A Separation, with a domestic drama about an Iranian man leaving his French wife and 2 children to return to Iran, only to be summoned back to France after his wife asks him for a divorce.  With Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) and Berenice Bejo (The Artist).

Prediction: Here’s the math: You have the starlet of The Artist (Bejo), the “it” actor of the Croisette a couple of years back for A Prophet (Rahim), you have a Foreign Film Oscar winner (Farhadi), a shot in Paris – French language film. Memento Films can’t wait to unveil this to international auds. Main Competition berth is most assured.

Moen Mohamed is a Toronto-based cinephile/journalist for IONCINEMA.com, covering film festivals such as Hot Docs and the Cannes film festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (LIVE FLESH), Coen Bros. (FARGO), Dardenne Bros. (ROSETTA), Haneke (CODE INCONNU), Hsiao-Hsien (THE PUPPETMASTER), Kar-wai (IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE), Kiarostami (WHERE IS THE FRIEND'S HOME?), Lynch (MULHOLLAND DR), Tarantino (JACKIE BROWN), Van Sant (GERRY), von Trier (DOGVILLE)