The Salesman (foreign film – Iran)

April 7 - 10 (Fri - Mon), at Spring St. Gallery, 110 Spring St. All shows at 7:30 pm. Box office opens at 7 pm. Members: please bring your membership card to help speed ticketing.

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This Iranian film by 2-time Academy Award Winning Director Asghar Farhadi was best foreign picture at the 2017 Oscars and NY Times Critics Pick.

“It is in the midst of this painful tale of crime and punishment that the spirit of Willy Loman makes its improbable, powerful and surprisingly literal return. “The Salesman” is about trust and honor, about violence against women in a patriarchal society, about the woe that is in marriage, but it is also about death, a salesman and the hidden brutality of class. Not since Pedro Almodóvar’s “All About My Mother,” which brilliantly re-engineered “A Streetcar Named Desire,” has a classic of the American stage been put to such ingenious cinematic use. Mr. Farhadi’s control is astonishing, as is the discipline of the actors. Their final scenes are at once riveting and hard to watch. Attention, as someone once said, must be paid.”

Here is a link to an interview with director Farhadi, in Interview magazine:

http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/asghar-farhadis-character-study/#_