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

Mon 27th Mar
17.45
Wed 29th Mar
12.30 18.20

Club and Group screenings

Mon 27th Mar 11.00 Big Scream: Exclusively for parents or carers with babies under the age of one.
Tue 28th Mar 15.15 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Tue 28th Mar 16.45 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Thu 30th Mar 12.00 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Thu 30th Mar 15.10 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.



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