Academy Award®, Best Foreign Language Film of 2016
Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION) directs this "finely cut gem of neorealist suspense" – Owen Gleiberman, Variety. Shahab Hosseini (ABOUT ELLY, A SEPARATION) won Best Actor at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for his performance as Emad, first seen fleeing a collapsing apartment building with his wife, Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti, ABOUT ELLY, FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY). When an intruder attacks Rana in their new home, Emad attempts to find the assailant and soothe his wife's nerves. Farhadi's screenplay, also awarded at Cannes, weaves its plot around Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" as the onscreen couple stars in an amateur production of the play. (Note courtesy of Freer|Sackler.) DIR/SCR/PROD Asghar Farhadi; PROD Alexandre Mallet-Guy. Iran/France, 2016, color, 125 min. In Persian with English subtitles. RATED PG-13
AFI Member passes accepted.