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The Salesman

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Asghar Farhadi, (Oscar-winner with ‘A Separation’) directs this story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller's ‘Death of a Salesman’.

WINNER of this year's Oscar in the foreign language feature category, this is a movie in conversation with a play. It's about a group of Tehran actors rehearsing and performing ‘Death of a Salesman’ and how the moral collisions in that 1949 classic intertwine with the messes being created offstage.

Every gut-twisting development in the tense, beautifully plotted films of Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi begins with an uncomfortable buried truth, never permanently, that leads to suspicion and, often, destructive impulses toward justice. Even when they're being honest, the people in Farhadi's films (‘Fireworks Wednesday’, ‘About Elly’, ‘The Past’, ‘A Separation’ and now ‘The Salesman’) cannot reveal all. Their country, their patriarchy, their spouses' recriminations discourage it. (Subtitles)