The Salesman

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Location: Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium

Directed by Asghar Farhadi, 2017, Iran, Rated PG-13, 125 min.

The Salesman, Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, is an intimate and suspenseful drama from award-winning writer/director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, About Elly). Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are acting together in an amateur production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. When their flat becomes damaged, they are forced to move hurriedly into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife. A master at exposing domestic discord through his multi-layered screenplays, Farhadi’s slow-burning, visceral drama explores the psychology of vengeance and a relationship put under strain while continuing to explore the condition of women in Iran and the male psyche.

 

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