The Salesman (12A)

the salesman

From the archive

This film was last shown on 6 April 2017

Rana and Emad are a middle-class couple living comfortably in Tehran, involved in a local theatre production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Just as the run starts, the building where they live threatens to collapse and the couple move into an apartment owned by a fellow cast member. However, the lingering traces of the previous tenant force their way into Rana and Emad’s lives…
Asghar Farhadi has produced some of the most striking and well-crafted storylines in contemporary cinema. The Salesman is no exception: it is a remarkable film that deals as much with what is unseen as what is seen, and this withholding of information makes for an utterly absorbing – and at times shocking - experience.


Asghar Farhadi
France, Iran
125 mins
Bakak Karimi, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti


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