Presented by: New Zealand International Film Festival

The Salesman

15 August 2016

ITR Auditorium

Iran/France 2016
Asghar Farhadi
In Farsi with English subtitles

The director of A Separation returns to his native Tehran for a domestic drama bearing his unmistakable signature. The Salesman reaches NZIFF direct from winning Best Actor and Screenplay awards at Cannes.

“The film is another of Farhadi’s characteristically thoughtful morality plays stemming from a series of dangerous, all-too-human misunderstandings: a woman in Tehran lets a man into her apartment, mistaking him for her husband; the accidental encounter leaves deep physical and psychological scars, awakening in her husband a wholly understandable yet all-consuming desire for revenge.

Beautifully acted by its three principals, Farhadi’s movie is a grave inquiry into the many varieties of male aggression and the moral cost of punishing our enemies… Its title is a deliberate nod to Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, a local production of which the husband and his wife are both performing in…

The new film’s wrenching final moments ably confirm Farhadi’s standing as a dramatist of the first rank, an artist whose far-flung domestic dramas can make us feel painfully at home.” — Justin Chang, LA Times

Running Times:
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

Box Office Open: 1 Hour Prior to first session of the day
Auditorium Doors Open: 15 Minutes prior to film (Approx)
Duration: 125 Minutes
Box Office Close: 30 Minutes after last film starts

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