Taraneh Alidoosti (left) and Shahab Hosseini play a married couple in The Salesman (category IIA, Persian), directed by Ashgar Farfadi.

Film review: The Salesman – an Iranian marriage falters in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar winner

A riveting drama that traces an Iranian man’s search for his wife’s attacker, dealing with the country’s patriarchal society, male pride and ideas of honour

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Taraneh Alidoosti (left) and Shahab Hosseini play a married couple in The Salesman (category IIA, Persian), directed by Ashgar Farfadi.
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Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee is the film editor of the Post. Before joining the Culture desk in 2013, he was the arts and culture editor of Time Out Hong Kong. Since he graduated in English and Comparative Literature, Edmund has also studied law and written an MPhil thesis on Hirokazu Koreeda. He is on a masochistic mission to review every Hong Kong film being released.