Previously at the ICA - Films
24 Mar 2017 – 2 Apr 2017
Watch The Salesman and A Separation on the 25th March as part of our special double bill offer: £15 Full Price / £12 Concessions / £10 ICA Members
Asghar Farhadi returns with the 2017 Best Foreign Language 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 and Rana 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.
The Salesman, dir. Asghar Farhadi, Iran/France 2016, 123 mins, Farsi with English subtitles