France to screen Farhadi’s latest film

Academy Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s latest creation The Past is programmed to be screened in the French movie theaters.

The movie which is Farhadi’s sixth directorial experience is scheduled to hit French screens from May, 2013.

Depicting the story of an Iranian girl and a boy of North African origin, the movie was shot in the French capital, Paris.

While the movie is currently passing its last phase of production, its shooting started on October 8, 2012.

Farhadi’s immigrant romantic drama The Past has been named among the top 100 most anticipated films of 2013.

International Memento Films Production co-director Alexander Mallet-Guy produced the film.

The Artist’s Argentine-French actress Bérénice Bejo who replaced former candidate Marion Cotillard along with the French actor of Algerian origin, Tahar Rahim and the acclaimed Iranian actor Ali Mosaffa star in the movie.

Pitched at €11-million budget, The Past is Farhadi’s first filmmaking experience in a foreign country.

The Memento Films Production distributes Farhadi’s previous films About Elly and A Separation in France.

Farhadi’s Nader and Simin: A Separation won the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.

The film also received the award for the Best Foreign Language film at the 2012 edition of Golden Globes as well as the Best Foreign Film Award of the 2012 César Awards in Paris.