‘The Past’ Review

past_ver2_xlgI don’t know how, but unfortunately The Past disappeared during the awards season and I hardly saw it mentioned in any top lists of 2013. It is no doubt one of the best of last year.

Even though it runs over two hours in lengths, the pacing is lifted by the situational tension between our characters, as we want to grow closer and understand each of them better. Every character in this is facing some kind of anger, fear, or doubt. Director/Writer Asghar Farhadi isn’t afraid of judging and punishing his characters. This makes it that much more real for us as an audience, giving us the opportunity of letting us decide how we feel about each one of them.

The Past is one of the most truthful, beautifully acted, and precisely shot films I have ever seen.

10/10

 

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