The Salesman at Somerville

April 3, 2017 7:30 pm
Somerville Auditorium, University of Western Australia

After their apartment in Tehran is damaged in an earthquake, married couple Emad and Rana move to a strange new flat. One evening a mysterious incident occurs at home and Emad struggles with Rana’s subsequent withdrawal. As with the previous films of Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi (A SeparationAbout EllyThe Past), The Salesman has a brilliant understanding of the psychology of a marriage. Emad may seem chivalrous, yet a growing impatience with his wife reveals his inner control freak. Winner of Best Screenplay and Best Actor at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Showing at Somerville Auditorium, UWA, from 3-9 April and Joondalup Pines, ECU, from 11-16 April. Film commences at 7:30pm but we suggest you head down early for a picnic under the pines.