Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up ‘The Past’

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imagesAny other result would have been a real surprise/disappointment for the studio I’m sure, but still, it’s good to hear that Sony Pictures Classics is staying in the Asghar Farhadi business. They did quite well with A Separation a few years ago, and now they’ve picked up Farhadi’s new film The Past for U.S. distribution. There’s no word yet on when it’ll come out, but my best guess is that they’ll copy their last strategy and wait until very late in the season to unleash it on us Americans. You can get a refresher on what the movie is out after the jump, but now we at least know that it’s likely hitting theaters in 2013. Read on below…

Here’s the basic plot synopsis:

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce.

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