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The Salesman (2016, Iran/France, 125 mins) Cert. 12A, subtitled

May 4

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

Screenings at 2.30 & 7.30PM

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After their Tehran flat becomes damaged, Emad (Hosseini) and Rana (Alidoosti) must move into another apartment; a place with unsettling reminders of its previous tenant – and a sudden, violent incident soon erupts.

As the couple continue to rehearse for an amateur production of Death of a Salesman, Emad’s determination to investigate the incident creates a widening gulf between them.

The Salesman earned Farhadi his second Best Foreign Language Oscar and, as in his previous winner A Separation, he expertly creates rounded characters whose domestic dramas are framed within wider Iranian society.

 

Here is a link to a Review in The Guardian.  Further links will be added for those who want a deeper insight into the events underpinning this film.

The Guardian review includes a link to a trailer.  The US Trailer (ironic that, given that Farhadi was prevented from traveling to the US to collect his award) can be seen below –

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 4th May 2017

Shows start at 2.30PM, & 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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David Lean Cinema
Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, Surrey CR9 1ET United Kingdom
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