Second show: “The Salesman”

Supported By: Asfari Foundation

“The Salesman”
directed by Asghar Farhadi

The Cine-Club in the Citizenship League screened the movie “The Salesman “, directed by Asghar Farhadi, on Thursday the 4th of April, 2017, in coordination with “Etijahat -independent culture institution”, at the head office of the institution.

The “Salesman” wan two Golden Palm awards in the official competition of the “Cannes” Festival; The best scenario for Farhadi and the best actor for Shahab Hosseini. 

The film talks about a small family of intellectuals; the husband, a high school teacher, Emad (Shahab Hosseini), and his wife Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti). Emad and Rana are happily married couple, working in a theatre group for amateurs, they play the role of a couple, in Arthur Miller play; “death of a salesman”. 

The very first scenes of the film foreshadow catastrophic happenings; where we see the two heroes flee the building they inhabit, along with the rest of the residents, because the building is collapsing. Obliged to move into a new apartment, unaware that the former female tenant of this apartment was a prostitute who had conflicts with her clients. A few days later Rana is assaulted inside the apartment, and the husband begins a search for the offender to take revenge.

The movie was attended by more than 36 spectators, most of whom followed the discussion after the show. It was a rich and profound discussion that addressed many citizenship issues and raised many questions. 

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this movie screening, and see you on Thursday the 18th of May.

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