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A good movie

Posted : 7 months, 1 week ago on 7 February 2019 11:15

Since I really loved ‘A Separation’, I was really eager to see Asghar Farhadi’s following directing effort, especially since it was well received. Well, even though there was some really good things in this movie, somehow, it never really blew me away though.  I mean, Farhadi displayed some really solid directing, I just love his realistic approach, and he managed once again to get some really strong performances from all the characters, even from the kids. However, even if the characters were quite interesting, to be honest, they were not exactly spellbinging. Furthemore, the fact that it was sometimes rather difficult to root for them didn’t help either. For example, Bérénice Bejo was quite amazing but you could feel that her character always had a rather destructive behaviour not only with Ahmad and Samir but with probably all her previous partners as well,  she was also smoking while she was pregnant and she lashed out again her kids many times when she could handle the pressure anymore. And yet, the fact that these characters were all flawed and humane made them quite interesting to behold. Anyway, to conclude, even if the whole thing didn’t completely grab me, it was still a strong drama and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre or if you are interested in Asghar Farhadi’s work. 



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One of the Asghar Farhadi's great work.

Posted : 5 years, 7 months ago on 21 January 2014 01:57

Frankly, I was bored after first 10 minutes of the movie. I thought it would be another 'A Separation' which might deal about the usual domestic violence of belonging country. A story like this is very common to where I am from, so I was not tempted for it. When it comes to 'The Past', it began very slowly and slowly like a crawling baby with a topic where characters from the movie discuss about it. And then only moving forward with an amazing pace and gripping plot building further bigger which made me stun. Especially the end scene when one of the movie characters had a tear in her eyes, I went speechless. This is the movie from 2013 that no one must miss for any sake. I was fond of Mr. Asghar Farhadi's working style and never considered his fan till I this movie.

The director was very clever to portray characters into different shades in different stage of the story telling. Like, I thought the role Samir is a pervert, but when story proceeded further everything looked different with changed atmosphere. That is because of the held back story in the initial portion. I was not aware of none other than a man visiting to meet his ex wife and give some advice to his daughter. When one after another begin to reveal, the development of characters widens so that made movie to have the power to entice the audience. For all this one man we must admire and it is none other than the writer and director, Asghar Farhadi. The actors as well posed a great performance to give a strong support to the director and his view.

As, I think, this movie deserves much more praise and applaud from critic and audience than the director's previous flick. As you know I am a sentimental movie fan, so this movie acquired my complete attention and won my heart. The movie ended before resolving my doubts about the plot. Looks like it is understandable after seeing that particular end scene. According to my observation of ratings and reviews across movie sites and forums this movie yet to reach widely to the audience. Overall, it is a must-must see movie drama and highly recommended.

9.5/10


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The Past review

Posted : 5 years, 8 months ago on 16 January 2014 11:52

Farhadi and his shock of cultures inside the same culture, because they all are easterners en Paris.No one has the reason or the last word, and everything is alterd with a big mistake that doesn't erase the guilt.


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