IFFA 2016, Feature Film

The Salesman (Forushande)

Screening Time: 125 mins

Language: Farsi with English subtitles

Genre: Drama

Year: 2016

Format: Feature / Colour / DCP

Print Source: Memento / Hi Gloss Entertainment

Director: Asghar Farhadi 

Producer: Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Asghar Farhadi

Cast: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi

Scriptwriter: Asghar Farhadi

Director of Photography: Hossein Jafarian

Restricted to persons aged 18+ 

Farhadi returns to Tehran for his latest middle class family drama, the genre that he has re-introduced with About Elly and A Separation. A couple, actors by night, must move from their apartment because it is in danger of collapsing. Tehran’s real estate boom. At home one evening in the new apartment the wife lets in a man she assumes is her husband, returning from a rehearsal of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman (in which they are both performing). The encounter leaves her wounded and psychologically damaged. And leads to a marriage crisis as her husband relentlessly pursues revenge.