Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 16
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi’s "The Salesman" was chosen among the 9 best foreign language films of the year for the 2017 Oscars award.
Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes award-winner drama "The Salesman" which has been chosen to represent Iran at the 2017 Academy Awards, was named by the US National Board of Review as the best foreign language film of the year in November.
The Iranian drama tells the story of Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Ranaa (Taraneh Alidoosti), a couple who are part-time actors playing Willy and Linda Loman in a Tehran production of Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman", when an intruder in their new home shakes this marriage to its core.
Forced to leave their collapsing house, Ranaa and Emad, rent a new apartment from one of their fellow performers.
Unaware of the fact that the previous tenant had been a woman of ill repute having many clients, they settle down. By a nasty turn of events one of the clients pays a visit to the apartment one night while Ranaa is alone at home taking a bath and the aftermath turns the peaceful life of the couple upside down.