The Salesman (12a)
This is an elegant understated film, tense and unpredictable. It charts a husband’s response to his wife’s assault, against the background of their both acting in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”. Social comment is woven so skillfully into the film and the play within it, that we come to realize the nature of shame in modern Iran. Look out for stellar performances by Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini as Rana and Emad.
Asghar Farhadi | Iran/France | 2016 | 124 mins | 12