Drama: The Salesman
Robin Askew, February 18, 2017
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi bagged the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for A Separation back in 2012 and went on to get a second one for The Salesman. Alas, the Trump ban meant he was unable to attend the ceremony.
This is another lauded neorealist drama centred on a relationship breakdown. Emad and Rana are a couple who play Willy Loman and Linda in an amateur production of Arthur Miller’s The Salesman. But away from the theatre, their relationship is falling apart after they move into an apartment previously occupied by “a woman of many male companions”, as the local euphemism has it. Go here for our full review.