Two times Oscar winner, Asghar Farhadi
Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and his wife Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) are actors in an amateur Tehran production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. When their home is devastated by earth works on a nearby building site, they are forced to move into a new apartment, until recently occupied by a mysterious young woman.
When a tragic incident occurs in the apartment, their lives are changed in ways they could never have predicted – as Rana draws herself into the shadows, Emad sets out for revenge, opening a rift between the couple that will push their marriage to its limits.
Winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Picture, Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman is a masterfully tense and emotionally complex examination of anger, fear, guilt and revenge.
- " The opening moments of The Salesman underscore Farhadi's status as one of the great unsung visual stylists of contemporary cinema. " – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
- " There is perhaps no director more adept at capturing the unfolding stories of ordinary people when the drama of their lives runs away with them. " – Wendy Ide
- " [A] quietly provocative drama. " – Ed Potton