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Gozashte

Gozashte
Gozashte Rating: 79 out of 100 based on 19 reviews.
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...
Production
Director:Asghar Farhadi
Producer:Alexandre Mallet-Guy (producer)
Alexa Rivero (line producer)
Writer:Asghar Farhadi
Reviews for Gozashte
Susan Granger Entertainment Commentaries
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who won a 2011 Foreign Language Academy Award for “A Separation,” is back with a powerful psychological drama that begins with the dissolution of a marriage.
Read review21 Jan 2014
iHaveNet.com
In an earlier Asghar Farhadi film, "About Elly," a divorcing character says: "A bitter end is much better than a bitterness without ending." Neither option provides much ease. In the right hands, however, both yield infinite dramatic riches.
Eric D. Snider
“The Past” is about the past (no surprise there), and how decisions made then can dramatically affect the present and future. But it’s also about communication – verbal and non-verbal, the things we say and don’t say, the misunderstandings that can arise.
stltoday.com
What’s gone before is never really lost, but lingers in the air — or maybe only in the mind — like perfume, or its memory. That, at any rate, is the picture of personal history painted by “The Past,” the achingly melancholic follow-up to “A Separation”...
Read review6 Feb 2014
Cole Smithey
Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning “A Separation,” is a melodramatic romantic mystery with dangling threads. That’s not a put-down. The film’s emphasis lies in an intimate process of emotional discovery that Farhadi enables — regarding...
Read review13 Dec 2013
Reviews for Gozashte
Susan Granger Entertainment Commentaries
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who won a 2011 Foreign Language Academy Award for “A Separation,” is back with a powerful psychological drama that begins with the dissolution of a marriage.
Read review21 Jan 2014
iHaveNet.com
In an earlier Asghar Farhadi film, "About Elly," a divorcing character says: "A bitter end is much better than a bitterness without ending." Neither option provides much ease. In the right hands, however, both yield infinite dramatic riches.
Eric D. Snider
“The Past” is about the past (no surprise there), and how decisions made then can dramatically affect the present and future. But it’s also about communication – verbal and non-verbal, the things we say and don’t say, the misunderstandings that can arise.
stltoday.com
What’s gone before is never really lost, but lingers in the air — or maybe only in the mind — like perfume, or its memory. That, at any rate, is the picture of personal history painted by “The Past,” the achingly melancholic follow-up to “A Separation”...
Read review6 Feb 2014
Cole Smithey
Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning “A Separation,” is a melodramatic romantic mystery with dangling threads. That’s not a put-down. The film’s emphasis lies in an intimate process of emotional discovery that Farhadi enables — regarding...
Read review13 Dec 2013
Orlando Weekly
Most filmmakers seek authenticity. Inordinate attention is spent on the sights and sounds that hit the silver screen. Modern production design has achieved a level of verisimilitude that can easily be described as lifelike.
Read review19 Feb 2014
RedEye
It's the formula for daytime melodrama, but Asghar Farhadi's "The Past" never feels like a soap opera or an "August: Osage County" shouting match. Maybe it's because no one smashes a wine glass or discovers a long-lost evil twin.
Read review9 Jan 2014
Groucho Reviews
Few emotional needs surface with more regularity than the need to be understood. Even where unconditional love would mitigate such a need, self-doubt and guilt can keep that need present, as it is...
Reel Film Reviews
Directed by Asghar Farhadi, The Past follows Bérénice Bejo's Marie as she attempts to juggle her current lover (Tahar Rahim's Samir) and her visiting ex-husband (Ali Mosaffa's Ahmad) over the course of a few especially eventful days. As was the case...
CinemaBlend.com
There's an elegance and integrity to the work of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi that makes his films feel magical, even though they are devoted to depicting the everyday. This brilliant filmmaker drew the world's attention in 2011 with his...
Rolling Stone
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won a much-deserved Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for 2011's A Separation, a drama about a couple divorcing in Tehran. The politics were there mostly as subtext.
Read review18 Dec 2013
EFilmCritic.com
There are a couple of moments, toward the end of "The Past", when it feels like writer/director Asghar Farhadi has drifted too far from where he started. This is not necessarily a huge problem, because what he's doing is still excellent; it's just...
Read review18 Jan 2014
canada.com
It lives in the shed, lined up alongside the dusty Samsonites born without wheels. It also creeps around the refrigerator door, in every picture drawn by a child’s developing hand and every photo snapped to mark the passing of another school year.
Read review23 Jan 2014
Flicks.co.nz
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) heads to France for this tightly-wound drama about a broken love triangle and its ripple effects on a modern-day imperfect blended family. When Ahmad comes to stay at Marie’s rickety home in a non-descript...
QNetwork Entertainment
The Past (Le passé), Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning breakthrough A Separation (2011) and the first film he has made outside his native country, is another stunning drama that confirms his artistic preeminence in making...
Express.co.uk
The Past is Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to A Separation, one of my favorite films of recent years.
Read review26 Mar 2014
TotalFilm.com
Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to the terrific A Separation sees him moving from Iran to France.
Read review24 Mar 2014
Empire
A bold, honest film about family life that showcases a terrifically unpeppy turn from Bejo.
View London
The Past is a powerfully compelling drama that exerts a tight emotional grip, thanks to a superbly written script, assured direction and terrific performances from Bejo, Rahim and Mosaffa. Highly recommended.
Cast
Bérénice Bejo...Marie Brisson
Tahar Rahim...Samir
Babak Karimi...Shahryar
Ali Mosaffa...Ahmad
Pauline Burlet...Lucie
Elyes Aguis...Fouad
Jeanne Jestin...Léa
Sabrina Ouazani...Naïma
Valeria Cavalli...Valeria
Aleksandra Klebanska...Céline
Jean-Michel Simonet...Médecin
Pierre Guerder...Juge
Anne-Marion de Cayeux...Avocate
Eléonora Marino...Collègue Marie
Jonathan Devred...Agent aéroport
Sylviane Fraval...Infirmière
Production
Director:Asghar Farhadi
Producer:Alexandre Mallet-Guy (producer)
Alexa Rivero (line producer)
Writer:Asghar Farhadi
Composer:Evgueni Galperine
Youli Galperine
Cinematographer:Mahmoud Kalari
Editing:Juliette Welfling
Production Design:Claude Lenoir
Costume Design:Jean-Daniel Vuillermoz
Makeup:Virginie Berland (wig maker)
Lucía Bretones-Méndez (makeup artist)
Fulvio Pozzobon (key hair stylist)
Production Management:Nathalie Dages (assistant unit manager)
Marie-Hélène Labret (unit production manager)
Mélanie Pienne (assistant unit manager)
Frédéric Sauvagnac (production manager)
Companies
Production Studio:Memento Films Production
Distributor:Cinéart
Falcon Films
United States31 Jul 2014
Netherlands8 Aug 2013
France17 May 2013
Switzerland22 May 2013
Australia6 Feb 2014
Iran, Islamic Republic of19 Jun 2013
Germany30 Jan 2014
New Zealand13 Mar 2014
Canada24 Jan 2014
Poland6 Sep 2013
Greece25 Sep 2013
Hungary12 Sep 2013
Finland29 Nov 2013
United Kingdom28 Mar 2014
Serbia3 Dec 2013
Norway25 Dec 2013
Sweden7 Feb 2014
Italy21 Nov 2013
Portugal25 Dec 2013
Spain16 Apr 2014
Korea, Republic of26 Dec 2013
MacedoniaMacedonia26 Dec 2013
Slovenia16 Jan 2014
Chile20 Feb 2014
Japan19 Apr 2014
Turkey31 Jan 2014
Denmark13 Mar 2014
Ireland28 Mar 2014
Taiwan27 Feb 2014
IsraelIsrael13 Mar 2014
Argentina20 Mar 2014
Brazil8 May 2014
Venezuela6 Jun 2014