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The Salesman (Forushande)
BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 10 April
DIRECTOR Asghar Farhadi
CAST Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati
Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning drama examines the strained relationship of a middle-class Iranian couple.
Like A Separation and The Past, celebrated Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi’s new film examines the strained relationship of a middle-class married couple. Emad, a teacher, and Rana, his stay-at-home wife, are rehearsing an amateur production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman in which they play careworn Willy Loman and his wife, Linda. Preparations for the play are going well until Rana and Emad suffer a disturbing domestic incident which triggers emotional fault lines across their marriage. Exploring challenging questions of morality and retribution, this is a beautifully observed, painstakingly crafted drama.
(2016 Iran / France 124 mins Subtitled)
Fresh off its Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign-Language film, Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman is a dazzling, darkly funny, quietly devastating human drama from the Islamic Republic of Iran. If you know Farhadi’s work – and if you don’t, search out About Elly, A Separation and The Past — you know you’re in the hands of a major film artist. He is not one to underline the meaning of his films. He throws audiences into the thick of things and leaves us to parse its meaning. It’s a compliment Hollywood films rarely afford us. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Winner of the awards for Best Actor and Best Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival 2016. Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
BBFC advice: Contains sexual violence references, moderate sex references and violence
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