Showing From: Thursday 20 Apr 2017

THE SALESMAN (Forushande)
Cinema | 20 April to 15 May

Classification: M: Mature Themes
Run time: 125 minutes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Directed Written by: Asghar Farhadi
Produced by: Asghar Farhadi & Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Starring: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti
Language: Persian, English subtitles

Winner: Best Foreign Language Picture Oscar at the  2017 ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Screenplay - Cannes Film Festival
Best Actor (Shahab Hosseini) - Cannes Film Festival
International Film Prize - Munich Film Festival
Best Foreign Language Film - National Board of Review Awards
Special Jury Prize - Chicago International Film Festival
Best Film - Valladolid International Film Festival
Audience Choice Award - Mumbai Film Festival

The Salesman is the superb new film from Academy Award winner Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, About Elly). It is a masterfully tense and emotionally complex examination of anger, fear, guilt and revenge. Through stunning performances and a near devastating screenplay, The Salesman is an unflinching examination of a marriage pushed to its limits and the frailties of Iranian society and gender politics.
When their Tehran flat is damaged in the dramatic opening scenes of the film, Emad and Rana, a young married couple, are forced to move into another flat, loaned by a friend, not realising the previous tenant was a prostitute.
Thinking it is Emad, Rana lets a stranger into the house while she is washing her hair. The assault that follows opens a rift between the couple as Rana seeks solitude and Emad seeks revenge.
Set against a production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman in which Emad and Rana appear as Willy and Linda Loman, The Salesman is work of immense emotional complexity that stands proudly among Farhadi’s best films.