Art and Experience: The Salesman won the Best Film Award at 61st Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain.
Directed by Asghar Farhadi, The Salesman is a 2016 drama which was included in the In Competition section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Shahab Hosseini won the award for Best Actor and Asghar Farhadi won the award for Best Screenplay.
The Salesman tells the story of a young couple Emad and Rana who play the lead roles in a local rendition of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Meanwhile, their personal relationship takes a hit after moving into a house that was previously inhabited by a woman with a shady background.
The film was selected as the Iranian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 89th Academy Awards, which will take place in 2017.
The Valladolid International Film Festival is one of the oldest and most consolidated in the whole of Europe.