Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Mehdi Koushki & Maral Bani Adam
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Running Time: 124 minutes
Certificate: 12A - contains sexual violence references, moderate sex references and violence
Country: Iran (subtitled)
OSCAR WINNER: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
WINNER OF TWO AWARDS, CANNES 2016: BEST ACTOR (SHAHAB HOSSEINI) & BEST SCREENPLAY (ASGHAR FARHADI)
"Farhadi has an unparalleled gift for pacing, snaring us with engrossing, well-timed reveals that subtly shift the story on its axis. While there may have been a political aspect to his second Oscar win, there is no question that this film deserved it"
- Wendy Ide, The Observer
"Flawless performances, meticulous construction, elegant visuals - this is a film that flies very high indeed, coming close to greatness"
- Andrew Lowry, Empire
"Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman profits from the strict decorums of Iranian cinema, and indeed of Iranian life, to mount serious, compelling reflections on guilt and shame, trust and forgiveness"
- David Sexton, Evening Standard
Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) returns with The Salesman, a characteristically taut drama exploring how unexpected cracks can form in the foundations of a seemingly happy marriage.
Winner of the Best Screenplay and Best Actor awards at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, Farhadi’s study on the potent power of pride, guilt and shame treads the line between arresting drama and revenge thriller with masterful ease.
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