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

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

While the couple continue to rehearse for an amateur production of Arthur Miller’s 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.

Prior to the Academy Awards the critical consensus (in Europe, at least) was that the only thing standing between Toni Erdmann and the Academy Award was the ‘petite-fours’ scene.  Here is your chance to judge which you think the more meritorius.  If sales are any guide to quality (and they generally are not…) DLC sold 95 tickets for Toni Erdmann and – at the time of this update – had sold 84 for ‘Salesman’.  Still time to vote folks!


Here is a link to a Review in The Guardian.

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 – [fvplayer src=”″]


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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