***1/2 out of ****
(for mature thematic elements, language, and a brief bloody image)
Released: January 27, 2017 limited; expands March 24
Runtime: 125 minutes
Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Mina Sadati, Maral Bani Adam, Mehdi Kooshki
My review of The Salesman, for The Tulsa Voice. This intense Iranian domestic drama recently won the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Two-time Oscar winning director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) once again explores marital strife through a violent inciting incident, but this time he contrasts the events of his story against a production of “Death of a Salesman”, all in a critique of Iranian masculinity.
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