Past, The

Lists: Drama, Mystery

Brief Synopsis: "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..."

Overall Ranking: 722 (Rank from 2013: # 31)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 16.67%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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ClairestBearest Reviews97(full review)
The Void97(full review)
Thomas Pollock90
Shala Thomas90(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin88(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
David Baruffi88(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80(full review)
Fr Dennis80(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes50(full review)
FilmHamster43(full review)

People Involved

  • Bérénice Bejo (Marie)
  • Tahar Rahim (Samir)
  • Ali Mosaffa (Ahmad)
  • Pauline Burlet (Lucie)
  • Elyes Aguis (Fouad)
  • Jeanne Jestin (Léa)
  • Sabrina Ouazani (Naïma)
  • Babak Karimi (Shahryar)
  • Valeria Cavalli (Valeria)
  • Asghar Farhadi (Director)