THE SALESMAN (Iran, France), 2016, 124`
director: Asghar Farhadi; screenplay: Asghar Farhadi; cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Mina Sadati, Babak Karimi; festivals and awards: Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Cannes – best script and actor
Forced to leave their collapsing house, Ranaa and Emad, an Iranian couple who happen to be performers rehearsing for Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" 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.
Word of critic: “The Salesman is a dazzling, darkly funny, quietly devastating human drama from Iran. You are in the hands of a major film artist.“ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone