THE SALESMAN (Forushande)
Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Film!
A sudden eruption of violence creates an atmosphere of simmering tension between a husband and wife, in this work of slow-burning domestic suspense from Academy Award–winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation).
After a Tehran couple barely escapes their crumbling apartment building, they think the worst is over. But a world of trouble unfolds when they move into their new home and are mistaken for the previous tenant. Meanwhile, their production of Miller’s famous 1949 play, in which they play married leads Willie and Linda Loman, suffers as the pair struggles to keep their private anxieties and on-stage battles separate. Winner of the Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Shahab Hosseini) prizes at Cannes, The Salesman is a beautifully-acted and exquisitely-directed domestic drama that brilliantly echoes the Arthur Miller classic. (Iran/France, 2017, 125 min., Persian with English subtitles, PG-13, DCP | Dir. Asghar Farhadi)