Emad and Rana need to evacuate their decrepit apartment in Tehran. Both are actors in a production of Death of a Salesman, which affords them a certain status. When they move into a new apartment, they discover clues about the previous tenants that point to a mystery. Soon the former tenants’ life invades their household in shocking ways, revealing tensions and breaks within their marriage. 2016, Iran, 125 minutes, rated PG-13
Oscar Winner, Best Foreign Film 2017
“With exquisite patience and attention to detail, Asghar Farhadi, the writer and director, builds a solid and suspenseful plot out of ordinary incidents, and packs it with rich and resonant ideas.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“By the film’s shattering end, you’ll feel the spirit of Arthur Miller, one of the great dramatists of the 20th century, reaching across the transom to touch one of the great dramatists of the 21st.” – Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly
“His new film, in Persian with English subtitles, is of a piece with his best work—tightly focused, rather than broad-gauge brilliant, and another instance of this superb filmmaker turning elusive motivations and the mysteries of personality into gripping drama. “ – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
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