Shahab Hosseini (right) and Taraneh Alidoosti in a scene from The Salesman. Photo: Habib Majidi/Cohen Media Group/Amazon Studios via AP

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi explores big themes in Oscar-nominated drama The Salesman: dignity, empathy, humiliation

A home invasion turns film’s story about an acting couple into an exploration of the nature of relationships, revealing truths its director believes people everywhere can relate to

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Shahab Hosseini (right) and Taraneh Alidoosti in a scene from The Salesman. Photo: Habib Majidi/Cohen Media Group/Amazon Studios via AP
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