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The Salesman (Farhadi, 2016)

Asghar Farhadi is a morality play machine. He cranks them out like no tomorrow, and every single time I can’t help but admire how grippingly he tells them.  274 more words

Asghar Farhadi: About Elly (2009), A Separation (2011), The Salesman (2016)

Asghar Farhadi’s movies are set in the religious, very traditional Iranian society, without ever criticizing, judging, condemning, nor approving any of it. He just shows life as it unfolds within the rules and logic of deep rooted traditions, customs and beliefs. 57 more words

Slipping into Outsized Roles: The Salesman

While conversing with a friend last night, I confessed to him that I’d been reduced to tears by three films that I’d watched recently. In return, he asked me why humans love sad endings so much. 781 more words

Film Reviews

Oscar winning Iranian film - THE SALESMAN - out of dvd and Blu Ray

Asghar Farhadi returns with an Oscar-winning exploration of the potent power of pride, guilt and shame. 100 more words

Iranian Cinema

The Salesman | Review ★★★★

‘You’re my foundation and my support, Linda’ implores Arthur Miller’s insecure protagonist Willy Loman to his wife in Death of a Salesman, the 1949 play from which writer-director Asghar Farhardi’s latest film draws its name and inspiration. 1,001 more words


The Salesman

Much was made of The Salesman’s nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.  The film’s Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi (A Separation), stated that he would not attend the ceremony due to Donald Trump’s executive order barring Iranians from entering in U.S., and upon winning, his prepared speech was instead read by proxy. 368 more words