Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ added to Cannes competition

Tehran, April 24, IRNA – Internationally-acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman” has been announced as a late addition to the competition lineup at the upcoming Cannes Festival.

According to media reports, little is known about the Oscar winner’s Farsi-language drama, reportedly inspired to some degree by Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” except that it focuses, like so much of Farhadi’s work, around a couple’s fractious relationship.

Meanwhile, on February 2012, Farhadi’s Nader and Simin: A Separation won the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.

A Separation had also been nominated the Best Original Screenplay of the 2012 Academy Awards.

The drama also turned heads winning The Best Foreign Film Award of the 27th annual Independent Spirit Awards during a ceremony held one day before the 84th Academy Awards.

Meanwhile, the internationally acclaimed Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami also garnered the prestigious award in the 1997 Cannes Golden Palm award and the 2008 Glory to the Filmmaker award of the Venice Film Festival.

Cannes Film Festival is set to be held in south of France on May 11-22, 2016.