Munich film festival to present Farhadi’s latest film ‘Past’
Internationally renowned Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Paris-set drama is programmed to be screened at the 2013 Munich International Film Festival.
Farhadi’s latest drama The Past (Le Passé) is set to be presented at the Competition section of the festival.
The movie which is currently being screened in French and Iranian movie theaters has gained much praise.
Farhadi’s immigrant romantic drama 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.
Premiered in the 2013 Cannes film festival, the film experienced its first international screening at Sidney International Film Festival few days ago.
The Past is Farhadi’s sixth directorial work and first one in a foreign country that was shot in the French capital, Paris.
The film scooped 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 œcuménique).
The Prize of the Ecumenical Jury was conferred on Farhadi for his film’s moral values, according to the statement of the jury.
The film is also set to be screened at the 2013 Durban International Film Festival in South Africa.
Farhadi recently received the year’s medal of Paris City Hall for The Past. The medal was dedicated by the city’s mayor, Bertrand Delanoe, during a ceremony held in the capital’s City Hall.
The 2013 Munich International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from June 28 to July 6.