IFFA: THE SALESMAN (FORUSHANDE)
Academy Award winning director Asghar Farhadi returns to Tehran for his latest middle class family drama, the genre that he has re-introduced with About Elly and A Separation. A couple, actors by night, must move from their apartment because it is in danger of collapsing. Tehran’s real estate boom. At home one evening in the new apartment the wife lets in a man she assumes is her husband, returning from a rehearsal of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman (in which they are both performing). The encounter leaves her wounded and psychologically damaged. And leads to a marriage crisis as her husband relentlessly pursues revenge.