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.


Club and Group screenings

Thu 23rd Mar 20.30 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Fri 24th Mar 11.45 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. Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset Subtitled: This show is in the original language and will have English subtitles
Fri 24th Mar 17.30 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset Subtitled: This show is in the original language and will have English subtitles
Sat 25th Mar 11.45 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset Subtitled: This show is in the original language and will have English subtitles
Sun 26th Mar 17.45 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset Subtitled: This show is in the original language and will have English subtitles
Mon 27th Mar 14.45 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. Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset Subtitled: This show is in the original language and will have English subtitles
Tue 28th Mar 13.00 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset Subtitled: This show is in the original language and will have English subtitles
Wed 29th Mar 14.45 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset Subtitled: This show is in the original language and will have English subtitles
Thu 30th Mar 11.45 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset Subtitled: This show is in the original language and will have English subtitles



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