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The Salesman

Directed by: Asghar Farhadi

2016 | Iran | 125 minutes | Unrated


Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3pm


Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7pm

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.

"An exquisite, closely studied moral fable about our tendency to confuse love with ownership and our willingness in the face of felt humiliation to disavow empathy, understanding, and concern for our neighbor." - Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer

"It's another of the director's analytical but deeply empathetic films about modern Iranian society and what separates men from women and the government from its people." - David Edelstein, New York Magazine

Best Foreign Language Film Winner, Academy Awards 2017

Best Actor & Best Actress Winner, Cannes Film Festival 2016

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