The Salesman is a dazzling, darkly funny, quietly devastating human drama from the Islamic Republic of Iran. If you know Farhadi’s work – and if you don’t, search out About Elly, A Separation and The Past — you know you’re in the hands of a major film artist. He is not one to underline the meaning of his films. He throws audiences into the thick of things and leaves us to parse its meaning. It’s a compliment Hollywood films rarely afford us.
Salesman is NOW playing at the Orinda Theatre February 24
This film is a (1-Week Engagement) Tickets and Showtimes: (925) 254-9060. It is playing at the Orinda Theatre February 24 – March 2. This Film got extended for another week because it has East Bay appeal.
The Salesman Won for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards
This Film is Asghar Farhadi second win in this category. This award puts him in an elite category of double-winners in the category, including Federico Fellini and Ingmar Bergman. Farhadi’s second Oscar win for Iran came in the wake of a screening of The Salesman that thousands attended in London.
The 89th Annual Academy Awards was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel
So Moonlight was the best picture, and now we have the producers of two movies on stage and who knows who is who from which movie. I’m just standing there like an idiot feeling bad for these guys Jimmy Kimmel recalled. I don’t know if you know this but I hosted the Oscars last night. Except for the end it was a lot of fun he said as he opened his show.