About The Salesman

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Drama, Thriller
After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife. The Salesman won the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film. This is the fourth film of Asghar Farhadi’s to screen in IU Cinema, with the others being The Past, About Elly, and A Separation. In Persian with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation)

IU Cinema is screening The Salesman as part of The Seventh Art Stand, a coalition of cinemas, community centers, and museums across the United States programming a nationwide series of film screenings and discussions from the countries affected by the Muslim Ban. An act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia, the Stand spans 53 screenings in 26 states, with supporters like Ramin Bahrani, Wajahat Ali, Laurie Anderson, Woody Harrelson, John Turturro, Steve Buscemi, Debra Winger, Iqbal Theba and Mary Harron.

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