A Separation (movie)

'The Past' is very much present for Asghar Farhadi, Berenice Bejo

The hustle and bustle of the annual awards circuit can have unintended results, such as creating unlikely introductions. "The Past," which opens Friday in Los Angeles, brings together Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and French Argentine actress Bérénice Bejo. The two first met in passing in Los Angeles when each was on the Oscar circuit a couple of years ago. Farhadi was promoting "A Separation," which would win the Oscar for foreign language film and be nominated for screenplay, while Bejo was supporting eventual best picture winner "The Artist," for which she also earned a supporting actress nomination. "It was the best thing that could...