TEHRAN (ISNA)- An Iranian film by the internationally-acclaimed director Asghar Farhadi 'The Past' is screened in New Zealand International Film Festival.
The festival which opened on July 18 is hosting Farhadi's newest project on Sunday.
The French-language film was screened at the Paris Cinema Film Festival which ran on June 28-July 9.
The Past which is Farhadi’s sixth directorial experience and first one in a foreign country was shot in the French capital, Paris.
The movie also won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (prix du Jury œcuménique) at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
The movie has received warm critical acclaim by both French movie goers during its public screening in the country’s movie theaters and those ones who followed the film in its premier at Cannes film festival.
Farhadi’s immigrant romantic drama depicts the story of an Iranian man who deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. When he comes back to Paris upon his wife's request for a divorce encounters with a complicated situation of the family there.
The Argentine-French actress Bérénice Bejo who replaced former candidate Marion Cotillard along with the French actor of Algerian origin, Tahar Rahim and the acclaimed Iranian actor Ali Mosaffa star in the movie.
Farhadi’s Academy Award winning drama A Separation and his Silver Bear winning About Elly were presented at the Paris Cinema Film Festival.