Amazon Studios has released a new trailer for Oscar-winning writer-director Asghar Farhadi’s suspenseful drama, The Salesman, Iran’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. The film screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and earned Farhadi an award for best screenplay along with a best actor award for lead Shahab Hosseini. It also played as a Special Presentation during the Toronto International Film Festival.
Synopsis: After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.
Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation won the Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film in 2012 has a worldwide gross of $19M. His next untitled project stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem and will begin filming in Spain next year.