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THE SALESMAN

DIRECTED BY: Asghar Farhadi

STARRING: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi

 

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The Avon is proud to be showing THE SALESMAN, the latest masterwork from director Asghar Farhadi, which won the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film. Here is his complete acceptance speech statement, read in his absence at the Academy Awards® ceremony:

“It’s a great honor to be receiving this valuable award for the second time. I would like to thank the members of the Academy, my crew in Iran, my producer Alexandre Mallet-guy, Cohen Media, Amazon and my fellow nominees in the foreign film category.

I’m sorry that I am not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of six other nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.

Dividing the world into the "us" and "our enemies" categories creates fears. A deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which have themselves been victims of aggression. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others. An empathy which we need today more than ever. Thank you.”

After their old apartment becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move. 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.

 

LANGUAGE: Persian with English subtitles

RATING: PG-13

RUNNING TIME: 125 minutes

 

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