The Salesman – 2016 Farhadi

Narrative brilliance from Farhadi once again with his engrossing moral dramas where awful things happen but it is never one person’s fault Starts with a strong montage opening of the stage set Shahab Hosseini is back from A Separation - and he plays Emad. Emad is staging Arthur Miller's The Death of a Salesman- a strong subtext for Farhadi's narrative Beautiful opening two-minute handheld (Farhadi's use of handheld is important to his style- authenticity- realism) tracking shot both technically brilliant and the metaphor for the building crumbling is spot on and perfect Farhadi post-traumatic stress, Hosseini's character is consumed with this incident