"The process of translating and changing the script from Persian to French was a long process. It’s true that I don’t speak French but I knew exactly what my characters were talking about. To make the film, I lived two years in France and I got used to the melody and rhythm of the language. I also had 12 members of my crew who were Iranian, including my cinematographer and my sound mixer. When we were rehearsing, the problem of the language completely disappeared and by the time we got to the shooting, we had absolutely no problem."

— Asghar Farhadi on writing and directing The Past

Still from The Past (2013, dir. Asghar Farhadi)

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    i love asghar farhadi so much what a genius
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    I saw this movie and it was beautiful
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    I can not imagine making a film in a language you don’t speak. So good