The Past (Le passe)

PG-13 (for mature thematic material and brief strong language)
Running time:
130 minutes

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Release date:
December 20, 2013
Quick review:
Asghar Farhadi’s followup to his Oscar winning "A Separation is set in a working-class quarter of Paris, where a woman ("The Artist’s Birinice Bejo, amazing) has summoned her estranged husband back from Iran to finalize their divorce, inviting him to stay in the apartment she shares with her new beau and three children. Things get messy in this thickly knotted and compelling tale.