The Salesman

2016 | Iran, France | PG-13 | 124 min.


City Opera House Wed, Jul 26, 2017 9:00 AM
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Fri, Jul 28, 2017 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Travel Ban
Original Title:Forushande
Release Year:2016
Runtime:124 min.
Production Country:Iran
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Asghar Farhadi
Produced by:Asghar Farhadi
Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Screenwriter:Asghar Farhadi
Cinematography:Hossien Jafarian
Editing By:Hayedeh Safiyari
Cast:Shahab Hosseini
Taraneh Alidoosti
Babak Karimi
Farid Sajjadi Hosseini
Mina Sadati


Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation”) made global headlines for boycotting the 2017 Oscars in protest of President Donald Trump’s Travel Ban. Despite the potential backlash, Farhadi won the Best Foreign Language Oscar for this minimalist masterpiece, a simmering domestic thriller with masterful Hitchcockian suspense and twists. Married couple Eman and Rana are starring together in a local production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” when a violent assault upends their lives. Eman is disastrously driven to seek revenge, more motivated than he realizes by his portrayal of Willy Loman, a character who similarly struggled with his inability to provide for his wife. A climactic final act brings the parallel between Miller’s play and Eman and Rana’s lives to a quietly devastating conclusion. Tragic and transcendent, it will leave you breathless.

G-Snacks (Wed)
Michelle Chenard (Fri)

The Wilson Family and Rainbow Rehabilitation Center (Wed)
Pat Sharpnack & Connie Adams (Fri)