No matter who you are, when you are given the chance to walk up those stairs to accept an Academy Award, you’re name becomes one of the most anticipated and talked about around the film world. And with a film as good as something like A Separation, director Asghar Farhadi is no exception.
Allocine has the first trailer for the director’s follow-up (hat tip to The Playlist), entitled The Past, and it looks like yet another fantastic film.
Starring Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim and Ali Mosaffa, the film follows the story of a man who, after leaving his family to go back to his native Iran, discovers that upon his return to his wife and children, they have seemed to have moved on and are ready to complete their divorce.
The spot itself is in French, so we’re not quite sure about the film’s inherent content, but the premise sounds right up the director’s alley, and the intimate aesthetic is perfect for this type of drama. Farhadi is truly an intriguing filmmaker, and one that should do wonders with this type of small scale romantic drama. This trailer is a touching bit of promotion, and if the feature is half as stirring, we may be in for something truly special.