Academy Awards to host Iran’s ‘The Past’

The Argentine-French actress Bérénice Bejo (L) and Iranian actor Ali Mosaffa in a screen shot of ‘The Past’

TEHRAN (ISNA)- The newest project by prominent Iranian director Asghar Farhadi would represent Iran in 2014 Academy Awards.

Iranian film selection committee has picked the French-language ‘the past’, shot in France and has been Farhadi’s Cannes entry, as the Iranian representative in the 85th Oscars.

Farhadi’s immigrant romantic drama, ‘The Past’ depicts the story of an Iranian man who deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. When he comes back to Paris upon his wife’s request for a divorce encounters with a complicated situation of the family there.

The Past is Farhadi’s sixth directorial experience and first one in a foreign country that was shot in the French capital, Paris.

The movie has recently received the Best Screenplay Award of the 34th edition of the festival held in the city of Durban.

The film also garnered two prizes at the 66th Cannes film festival including the Best Actress award that went to Argentine-French actress Berenice Bejo, and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (prix du Jury acuménique).



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