A new trailer for Asghar Farhadi‘s “The Salesman” was released today ahead of its Toronto International Film Festival screening. The Iranian/French film will bow at the fest Sept. 8.
Farhadi is known for his previous works such as “A Separation,” which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. “The Salesman” debuted at Cannes earlier this year, where it took home the Best Screenplay and Best Actor prizes.
Per TIFF’s website, the film’s synopsis is as follows:
Their Tehran apartment block on the brink of collapse, a couple is obliged to move into a shabby nearby flat. Soon an unfriendly visitor comes calling and there is an eruption of violence. Before we can get our bearings, this work of slow-burning suspense has us unnerved and unable to look away. We are locked in a realm of simmering domestic tension elegantly rendered by Iran’s modern master Asghar Farhadi.
Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) are the troubled couple at the centre of The Salesman. Following the story’s initial traumatic events, things turn strange and tense between husband and wife. Feeling vengeful and confused, Emad plays detective, while rattled Rana gives him mysteriously mixed signals. Meanwhile, the two are performing as Willy and Linda Loman in an amateur production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, and their onstage roles begin to resonate with their fractured lives in beguiling ways.
The film stars Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidousti, Babak Karimi, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Mina Sadati, Maral Bani Adam, Mehdi Kooshki, Emad Emami, Shirin Aghakashi, Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Sahra Asadollahe, Ehteram Borourmand, and Sam Valipour.
“The Salesman” opens in theaters Dec. 9. Check out the trailer, per The Playlist, below.