The Salesman: One of the Iran cinematographic films of director Asghar Farhadi

In THE 5th HANOI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (HANIFF) 2018, The Salesman will officially show to Vietnamese audiences. The film hits the mark of sexual abuse in Iran, especially in women. Through the eyes of the talented director Asgha Farhadi, Vietnamese audiences will have a deep understanding about Iran Mohammedanism culture.


Being different from The White Balloon and Taste of Cherry which were introduced to the audiences before, The salesman describes the downside of Iran social life: Sexual abuse of Women. In the film, Rana who is a girl has been violated by a stranger man making she felt scare of everything around her and she even did not dare to go to sleep, however she also did not want her husband – Emad to report the scene because she thought what she encouraged was the shame. In related, Emad felt helpless when he could not help his wife less afraid and even more helpless when he found who harmed his wife but he could not do anything. An impressive scene belongs to frame which the doors is slowly opened bringing a disaster to the small family. The film won the Oscar for best foreign-language film (2017) in an excellent way. It also brought to Shahab Hosseini the Best Actor Award while director Asghar Farhadi won the award for the Best Screenplay at the 70th edition of the Cannes film festival – Cannes 2016.

Director Asghar Farhadi, born in 1972, in Isfaham, Iran. He won two the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film with A separation (2012) and The salesman (2017) and becoming one of the few winners of this prestigious award. Besides, A Separation also helped him not only won the Golden Bear Award at the 61th Berlin International Film Festival in 2011 but also the Best Director Award, the Best Screenplay Award also the Audiences Award at Fajr International Film Festival in 2011. In addition, in 2009, his film About Elly also gained numerous awards including the Best Director Award at Fajr, Iran International Film Festival the Silver Bear Award at Berlin International Film Festival or Golden Crow Pheasant at Kerala, India International Film Festival,etc. Lastly, he also won dozens of awards in many film festivals for both movie and television drama.

Phan Dinh Nam

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