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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.

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.

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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