Art and Experience: Iran’s famous director, Farhadi, vies for the 2016 Palme d’Or with his newest family drama featuring Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidousti.
Just days before opening the 69th edition of Cannes Film Festival in French Southern city of Cannes, the latest feature film of Asghar Farhadi, the renowned Iranian director for winning Oscar for his 2011 film Separation, had its poster unveiled with a French title different from the English title formerly announced.
Farhadi shot his latest work “Forushande” (Salesman, Le Client) in Tehran and Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, and Babak Karimi are the main cast of the work.
The movie is said to be the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.
“As in my previous films, ‘Forushande’ addresses how social challenges can propel the downfall of some people,” Farhadi was quoted earlier by the media.
The 2016 Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be opened on May 11, and Farhadi’s movie is announced to be screened on the day before the award ceremony on May 21 at Grand Théâtre Lumière.
Behnam Behzadi’s Inversion is another Iranian film in the event which is scheduled to be competing in the Un Certain Regard section, run at the salle Debussy, parallel to the competition for the Palme d’Or.