The Salesman

Director: Asghar Farhadi.
Starring: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti. Iran/France. 2016. 123 mins. Farsi with English subtitles.

Critically acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi came to international prominence with a trio of elegant dramas: About Elly (2009), A Separation (2011) and The Past (2013). Empathetic and even-handed, Farhadi places life in modern Iran under the microscope, with socially divisive issues surrounding class and gender especially prominent in his narratives. In his quietly powerful new feature, Farhadi turns his attentions to an acting couple forced to relocate to a new apartment. Wrapped up in a production of Arthur Miller’s Death Of A Salesman, Emad (Hosseini) and Rana (Alidoosti) accept the offer of an empty apartment from a fellow thespian when theirs falls into disrepair. Morality, a desire for justice and social pressure come to the fore when Emad and Rana make a troubling discovery about the previous occupants and are forced to deal with the aftermath of a violent attack. The Salesman won Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Shahab Hosseini, at this year’s Cannes.

General admission screenings

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