The Salesman (titled Forushandeh in Persian) by well-known filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has been shortlisted for an Academy Award in the category of Best Foreign Language Film, as the Iranian cinema has a good chance of grabbing another Oscar after "A Separation".
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Publish Date: 25 January 2017

The list of nominees for the 89th Academy Awards was announced on Monday, while the ceremony will be held on February 26, 2017.

In the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year category, the Iranian drama goes up against Tanna (Martin Butler, Bentley Dean), A Man Called Ove (Hannes Holm), Land of Mine (Martin Zandvliet), and Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade).

The movie portrays Ra’ana (Taraneh Alidousti) and Emad (Shahab Hosseini), a couple who are acting in the "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller. But, an old man gets Ra'na and Emad into trouble after they moved into a house that was previously inhabited by Ahou that allegedly pursued a career in prostitution. They were attacked at their home and now must decide how to respond to the tragic incident.

Farhadi won the award for the best screenplay for "The Salesman" at the 2016 Cannes film festival while Hosseini grabbed one of the most important awards of the cinema world by winning the best actor. The film has also received a fantastic reception at the Cannes film festival.

Farhadi has made Dancing in the Dust (2003), Beautiful City (2004), Fireworks Wednesday (2006), About Elly... (2009), A Separation (2011) and The Past (2013) before his last film, The Salesman.

Farhadi's most famous movie, "A Separation" (titled Jodaeie Nader Az Simin in Persian) grabbed global attention as it became the first Iranian movie to win an Oscar, the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.


Source: Farsnews, edited by website team

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