The Salesman

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The Salesman


Sunday May 28 01:00 PM
Sunday Jun 04 04:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of the Seventh Art Stand

Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Iran/France. 2017. 125 min. Persian with English subtitles.

Oscar®-winning director Asghar Farhadi’s latest was one of the most highly anticipated films at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards. The Salesman won the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film; however, Farhadi did not attend the 89th Academy Awards® ceremony in protest of the U.S. Executive Order 13769.The film tells the story of a young Tehran couple who are amateur actors in a production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. When their Tehran flat is damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) are forced to move into a new apartment. An incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.

Read the New York Times review.

May 28 at 3pm: Post-screening panel on women's rights in Iran: Speakers include: Roshan Institute Instructor in Persian Language and Culture at UH Mānoa Ladan Hamedani, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate Certificate in Islamic Studies Tamara Albertini, and Persian culture consultant Ghissou Rosala. 

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