The Salesman (Forushande)

Asghar Farhadi

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“Returning to film in his native Iran after the French interlude of “The Past“, Asghar Farhadi continues his exploration of the dark side of the soul, using a traumatic assault to trigger a young husband’s uncontrollable thirst for revenge. (…) When the final punches are delivered in a knock-out finale that leaves the viewer tense and breathless. At this point there’s not much doubt that Farhadi’s work has revolutionized new Iranian cinema, pulling it out of the much-beaten path of realism and self-reflection pioneered by directors like Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf and onto a new, highly dramatized and theatrical road. “The Salesman“ takes this tendency to its limits, even incorporating a theatre play into its story of hurt pride and revenge. (…) Though once again, the social divisions in modern Iran play a crucial part in the drama and its repercussions on the characters’ lives (…).“ (Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter)

Sunday, 27.11.2016 -– 7.30 pm, Screen 6 (presented by Sebastian Schipper)
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Theatrical release Germany: 12th January 2017

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+++ Berlin Premiere +++

 

 

OT: Forushande
Country: France, Iran 2016
Production: Memento Films Production, Asghar Farhadi Production, ARTE France Cinéma
Cast: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Mina Sadati
Format: DCP / Colour
Length: 125 min.
Language: Farsi OV / German subtitles
World Sales: Memento Films International
Distribution Germany: Prokino, licensing@prokino.de
Festivals: Cannes, Munich, New Horizons, Melbourne, Toronto, Zurich, Busan, Vancouver, London etc.
Awards: Cannes Best Actor and Best Script, Munich CineMasters etc.

“The Salesman (Forushande)” is Iran’s Entry for 2017 Oscar® (“Best Foreign Language Film”).

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