THE SALESMAN (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Shahab Hosseini (About Elly), Taraneh Alidoosti (I’m Taraneh, 15), Babak Karimi (Fish & Cat), Farid Sajjadi Hosseini (Shab Biron), Mina Sadati (Kami’s Party), Emad Emami (film debut), Maral Bani Adam (film debut), Mehdi Koushki (Lantouri), Mojtaba Pirzadeh (film debut), Sam Valipour (film debut), Sahra Asadollahe (film debut), Ehteram Boroumand (Aida, I Saw Your Father Last Night)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Asghar Farhadi (A Separation), director, writer, producer; Alexandre Mallet-Guy (The Past), producer; Sattar Oraki (One Line of Reality), composer; Hossein Jafarian (The Locksmith), cinematographer; Hayedeh Safiyari (Modest Reception), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Emad (Hosseini) and Rana (Alidoosti) are a young couple who are taking on the lead roles in a local amateur production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. However, when the couple are forced to leave their home after it nearly collapses due to dangerous work nearby, they move into another apartment where a case of mistaken identity soon leads to violent circumstances, and their relationship begins to unravel as a result…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The latest film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is every bit as thrilling and dramatic as his last film A Separation, and should be a treat for any lovers of independent foreign cinema.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 17TH MARCH 2017

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