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THE SALESMAN (Asghar Farhadi’s FORUSHANDE)
February 17 - February 23
Friday, February 17 – 5pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 18 – 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 19 – 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm
Monday, February 20 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 21 – 2:30pm, 5pm
Wednesday, February 22 – 2:30pm, 5pm
Thursday, February 23 – 2:30pm ONLY
Nominated for this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film!
A phenomenal performance by Cannes Best Actor Winner Shahab Hosseini anchors director Asghar Farhadi’s THE SALESMAN, screening February 10 – 16 at The Frida Cinema.
Forced to leave their collapsing house, Ranaa (Taraneh Alidoosti) and Emad (Hosseini), an Iranian couple who happen to be performers rehearsing for Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” rent a new apartment from one of their fellow performers. Unaware of the fact that the previous tenant had been a woman of ill repute having many clients, they settle down in their new abode. By a nasty turn of events one of those former clients pays a visit to the apartment one night while Ranaa is alone at home taking a bath, and the aftermath of the event turns the peaceful life of the couple upside down.
“Tightly focused, rather than broad-gauge brilliant, and another instance of this superb filmmaker turning elusive motivations and the mysteries of personality into gripping drama.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“Fresh off its Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-Language film, Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman is a dazzling, darkly funny, quietly devastating human drama from Iran. You are in the hands of a major film artist.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone