Picture from The Past
Overall A-

Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) reunites with Marie (Bérénice Bejo) in order to sign their divorce papers. But instead of settling their past, he ends up in the middle of her muddled present affairs.

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language.

Talk to your kids about…

The Past

Who is at the epicenter of the problems that have shaken these characters? Why are they in denial of their part in the crisis or the fallout that ensued? Who do they blame instead? How can the bad choices of one person sometimes lead to others making equally poor decisions?

Some of the characters assume guilt for the actions of others. What parts of the situation do they have responsibility for? What parts do they have no control over? How does the way they chose to react to the unfolding events affect others and themselves?

Who are the innocent bystanders in this tragedy? Is there anywhere they could seek for help? Should parents place their own wants above those of their children? How have these minors been the victims of adults’ choices before? Is it possible to have real happiness when you take it at the expense of others?