The Salesman

Times:

  • 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm
  • Friday, April 14, 2017

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

Fresno Filmworks presents the Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, master director Asghar Farhadi’s intriguing film, “The Salesman.” This Iranian thriller presents the dramatic story of Emad and Rana, a couple acting in a theatrical production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.”  Farhadi subtly recreates issues from the play in the lives of Emad and Rana.  The film opens as the couple is forced to evacuate their apartment when the foundation begins to collapse.  In their new home they find themselves living with the past left behind by the previous tenant. Tensions run high between Emad and Rana, as they struggle to face the reality of events that will drastically change their lives forever. Starring Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini and Babak Karimi. Closed Captioning and other assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Iran • 125 minutes • Rated PG-13
Distributor: Cohen Media Group

SCREENING SPONSORS:
Earth Day Fresno (April 22, 2017)
Middle East Studies Program at Fresno State
and the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute


Filmworks thanks K-Jewel 105.5 FM, The Fresno Bee, Vida en el Valle, and Stella Artois for their ongoing support.

Reviews

"Tightly focused, rather than broad-gauge brilliant, and another instance of this superb filmmaker turning elusive motivations and the mysteries of personality into gripping drama." — Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
"Not since Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘All About My Mother,’ which brilliantly re-engineered ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ has a classic of the American stage been put to such ingenious cinematic use. Mr. Farhadi’s control is astonishing, as is the discipline of the actors." — A. O. Scott, The New York Times
"Tightly focused, rather than broad-gauge brilliant, and another instance of this superb filmmaker turning elusive motivations and the mysteries of personality into gripping drama." — Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
"Not since Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘All About My Mother,’ which brilliantly re-engineered ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ has a classic of the American stage been put to such ingenious cinematic use. Mr. Farhadi’s control is astonishing, as is the discipline of the actors." — A. O. Scott, The New York Times

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.