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OSCAR AWARD WINNER AS BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM PRESENT IN IFF PANAMA: THE SALESMAN
The Salesman, dir. Asghar Farhadi
The Salesman Oscar-winning as best non-English film will be in the sixth edition of IFF Panama. It is the occasion time that director Asghar Farhadi wins an Oscar in the same category, the first time was in 2012 with A separation.
This movie was also included in the section "In competition" at the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival; in that same festival the lead role Shahab Hosseini won best actor and Asghar Farhadi obtained the prize to better script. On this occasion Farhadi also narrates his vision about the regulation that exists on the part of the Iranian government with respect to what the society can see, to listen or to read.
After Iranian couple Emad and Rana are forced to move to a new apartment, their life together is thrown into turmoil by an act of violence. They decide not to report the incident, and Rana's emotional withdrawal becomes more than Emad can bear. He begins his own investigation and is overcome by an increasing need for revenge.
IFF Panama presents two screenings of this film in its sixth edition (Saturday, April 1st at 6:45 p.m. in the Copa Airlines room in Cinépolis Multiplaza and Monday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the MasterCard Room - Balboa Theater). Tickets are on sale at the points of sale of Panatickets Felipe Motta, Novey, Teatro La Plaza, Kiosk Panatickets Multiplaza, Offices Panatickets and on the web page panatickets.com
- The Salesman, dir. Asghar Farhadi, 2016. Iran.
The IFF Panama Foundation
The International Film Festival of Panama Foundation (IFF Panama Foundation) is a non-profit organization created to support the International Film Festival of Panama while promoting cultural and educational activities as an integral part of the event. The Festival is supported primarily by the Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias (MICI), the Dirección General de Cine (DICINE), the Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá, Mastercard®, Copa Airlines, Stella Artois, Revista K, TVN and Telemetro, among other generous sponsors.