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