The Salesman (Forushande)
Thursday 11th May 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Farhadi’s film features Emad and Rana, a middle-class couple, who are performing in an amateur production of Death of a Salesman. This tense and emotional film cleverly draws parallels with the characters in Arthur Miller’s play. Moving to a new apartment, Emad and Rana discover that the previous resident was a woman “of many male companions”. Their lives are thrown into turmoil when one night Rana inadvertently opens the door to a client of the previous resident.
Iran-France 2016 – Persian with subtitles – directed by Asghar Farhadi – with Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi – 124 min
The Salesman is a well-crafted, valuable drama – THE GUARDIAN
Asghar Farhadi, the writer and director, builds a solid and suspenseful plot out of ordinary incidents, and packs it with rich and resonant ideas – NY TIMES