After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.
A sudden eruption of violence creates an atmosphere of simmering tension between a husband and wife, in this work of slow-burning domestic suspense from Oscar winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). His singular talent can be found in the structuring of his scripts, which draw us in, turn the screws, and leave us breathless.
Farhadi rose to international prominence after A Separation won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film — the first Iranian film to do so. The Salesman won The Academy Award in 2017 and received prizes for Best Actor and Best Screenplay at Cannes 2016.