'The Past' probes messy lives full of desire
Posted on Friday, Jan 24, 2014
The Past, from Asghar Farhadi, director of A Separation, is a film about people clinging to memories, to their relationships, even after they've turned sour, expired, exploded in misery and miscommunication. A thickly knotted and compelling tale, set in an unglamorous, working-class Paris, it churns with complex emotions, suspense, guilt, and regret.