The Salesman

Tuesday 13 February 2018 8pm

Dir: Asghar Farhadi Iran 2016

Language: Persian with subtitles  Running time: 125 mins  Cert: 12A

Starring: Shahab Hoseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Baba Karimi, Farid Sajjadihosseini, Mina Sadaati, Maral Bani Adam, Mehdi Kooshk

Supported By: The Westmeath Independent

Young acting couple Rana and Emad must find a new home when the crumbling Tehran building in which they live threatens to collapse. They take up the offer from a fellow actor of an empty apartment, but the murky history of the accommodation’s previous tenant lead to a sudden violent act involving Rana.

As each of them struggles to come to terms with what has happened, the strain starts to affect their relationship.

Award-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Past), with the aid of the outstanding performances of his two lead actors, delivers another characteristically taut, moral drama, which recently picked up the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.