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Farhadi’s Film at Cannes

Farhadi’s Film at CannesFarhadi’s Film at Cannes

Asghar Farhadi’s latest film ‘The Salesman’ has been announced as the last addition to the competition lineup at the upcoming Cannes Festival slated for May 11-22.

It will be the world premiere of the film which was shot in Tehran and centers around a couple, both actors, whose relationship turns sour during their performance of Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’.

Long-time Farhadi collaborators Taraneh Alidoosti, who played in ‘About Elly’, and Shahab Hosseini, who appeared in ‘A Separation’, co-star as the central couple, France24 reported.

Addition of ‘The Salesman’ takes the total number of films in Competition to 21.

Farhadi, 43, who won the foreign-language Oscar and Berlin Golden Bear for ‘A Separation’ in 2012, competed at Cannes with his previous film, the Paris-set ‘The Past’ which earned Berenice Bejo a best actress award and Farhadi the prize of the Ecumenical jury.