The Past Cannes Bérénice Bejo Asghar

Asghar Farhadi's prestige pic to preem Friday at Cannes

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past,” which preems Friday at Cannes.

SPC and Farhadi have collaborated successfully before. SPC released Farhadi’s Iranian film “A Separation,” which won the Academy Award for best foreign language film in 2012.

The Past” stars “The Artist’s” Berenice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa and Tahar Rahim. Pic centers around a couple who reunite to finalize their divorce.

Paris-based Memento films produced the project.

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