Director: Asghar Farhadi Run Time: 125 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2016
Starring: Babak Karimi, Ehteram Borourmand, Emad Emami, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Maral Bani Adam, Mehdi Kooshki, Mina Sadati, Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Sahra Asadollahe, Sam Valipour, Shahab Hosseini, Shirin Aghakashi, Taraneh Alidoosti
Nitehawk presents a special one night screening of Asghar Farhadi’s Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, THE SALESMAN.
We stand in solidarity with Asghar Farhadi, who has chosen not to attend the Academy Awards ceremony this year due to Trump’s travel ban for those from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen). As part, Nitehawk will be donating a portion of each ticket sold to the ACLU. Read Farhadi’s statement here.
About The Salesman: After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.