Tuesday 19 June: The Salesman (12)

Original title: “Forushande”

Iran/France  –  Drama, Thriller  –  Year: 2016  –  Running time: 124 mins
Languages: Persian/English

Winner of Best Screenplay and Best Actor, for Shahab Hosseini, at Cannes, and Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, this is the story of Emad and Rana, a married couple working in the theatre, currently starring in Death of a Salesman. Rana is attacked by an intruder while alone in a new apartment, leading to a crisis in Emad’s acting career and their marriage as he tries to find the perpetrator. A gripping domestic drama from the director of A Separation.

Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman is a dazzling, darkly funny, quietly devastating human drama from Iran. You are in the hands of a major film artist.
Peter Travers (Rolling Stones)

Director: Asghar Farhadi
The Past (2013) / A Separation (2011)
Cast:
Taraneh Alidoosti                            …   Rana Etesami
Shahab Hosseini                             …   Emad Etesami
Babak Karimi                                  …   Babak
Mina Sadati                                    …   Sanam
Farid Sajjadi Hosseini                    …   The Man
Ehteram Boroumand                      …   Mrs. Shahnazari
Emad Emami                                 …   Ali
(for full cast, and more information, see “The Salesmanr” in IMDB)

Selected UK reviews:

The Observer (Wendy Ide)
The Independent (Geoffrey Macnab)
Little White Lies (Mallory Andrews)

Official UK trailer: