THE SALESMAN (2016)
FORUSHANDE
2016, Cohen Media Group, 125 min, Iran/ France, Dir: Asghar Farhadi

Married performers Emad (Shahab Hosseini, a Best Actor winner at Cannes) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) are starring in a production of Death of a Salesman when they are forced to evacuate their building. They wind up in a prostitute’s old apartment, where Rana is attacked; as his wife begins to unravel, Emad is determined to find the culprit and wreak revenge. Writer-director Farhadi masterfully ratchets up the tension as emotions boil over and this domestic drama reaches its powerful climax.


THE PAST
LE PASSÉ
2013, Sony Pictures Classics, 130 min, Iran, Dir: Asghar Farhadi

Director Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning A SEPARATION is another searing domestic drama. When Ahmad, an Iranian man, arrives in Paris to finalize a divorce from his French wife Marie (THE ARTIST’s Bérénice Bejo), he returns to find their daughter Lucie estranged and Marie engaged to another man, whose own wife is in a coma. The reality of the situation becomes more and more complicated - and more and more painful, as the lives of the two men and the women they love become increasingly intertwined, and a secret from their past is revealed. In French and Persian with English subtitles.


FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY
CHAHARSHANBE-SOORI
2006, Facets Multi Media, 102 min, Iran, Dir: Asghar Farhadi

During her first day at a new job, Roohi finds herself in an extremely uncomfortable position - in the middle of a domestic squabble between her employer and his wife. Director Asghar Farhadi uses this interpersonal conflict as the basis for a sweeping examination of the tensions that characterize modern-day Iranian society. In Persian with English subtitles.


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