The Salesman- Film Review

This is an Iranian movie that just won the Best Foreign Film Oscar. In a word, it's brilliant!

This is the fifth or sixth film by an Iranian director that I have watched. It makes me think why we can't make films like they do..maybe some of our directors do make them occasionally. But usually it is an over-the-top formula film we get to see.

There is a lot to learn from this film- How to act, for one. Both the lead characters (shown above) are so understated in their performance, it reminded me of Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri in their heydey. Just too good.

How to direct a film, too. The way he has used the iconic play called Death of a Salesman in the background is great! The way the mystery unravels, and the climax keeps you guessing, is what cinema should be about. A wow experience, if you ask me.


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