The Salesman (2016)

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The Salesman (2016)


Dir.  Asghar Farhadi / Cert. 12A / 121mins

In Persian with English subtitles

Stony Scala Film Club

The Cock Hotel, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH

Sunday 19th November / 7pm (Doors open 6.30pm)

Tickets: £5 and £4 (Concession), from The Cock Hotel reception or reserve via email:

Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) returns with the 2017 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner The Salesman, a characteristically taut drama exploring how unexpected cracks can form in the foundations of a seemingly happy marriage.

The future looks promising for amateur actors Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) as they prepare for opening night on their production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. However, when dangerous work on a neighbouring building forces the couple to leave their home and move into a new apartment, a case of mistaken identity sees a shocking and violent incident throw their lives into turmoil. What follows is a series of wrong turns that threaten to destroy their relationship irreparably.

Winner of the Best Screenplay and Best Actor awards at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Farhadi’s study on the potent power of pride, guilt and shame treads the line between arresting drama and revenge thriller with masterful ease.


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