Earlier this year, acclaimed director Asghar Farhadi impressed attendees at the Cannes Film Festival with his drama “The Salesman,” taking home the Best Screenplay and Best Actor (for Shahab Hosseini) awards.
Starring Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti, “The Salesman” follows the couple after they move to a new flat in the center of Tehran and whose lives dramatically change after an incident occurs in their new home that’s linked to the previous tenant.
Memento Films released a new international trailer for the double Cannes prize-winning drama which shows Hosseini going to extremes to get revenge. Check it out below.
While at Cannes, Amazon and Cohen Media Group picked up the film’s North American rights, but have yet to announce a release date.
“The Salesman” is the Iranian director’s follow-up to his 2013’s drama “The Past,” which won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and Best Actress Award at Cannes and was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes. In 2012, Farhadi won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for “A Separation,” becoming the first Iranian movie to win the award.
Farhadi’s is currently working on his first Spanish-language film starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. The untitled film will be produced by Pedro and Agustin Almodovar’s El Deseo and Mallet-Guy’s Memento Films and is described as a “psychological thriller with a dash of Agatha Christie.”
“The Salesman” will be released in France on November 9.