The Salesman

Synopsis & Film Details

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 in 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

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

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