FFCC Members on ‘The Salesman’
FFCC members on Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-nominated The Salesman.
Allison Hazlett, FlickDirect
“There is a reason Farhadi is an award-winning filmmaker and The Salesman is a shining example of his excellent work.”
Hans Morgenstern, Independent Ethos
“A movie that both points to how reality seeps into fiction and how a fiction can never honestly present reality, be they dramatized for entertainment or the stories we tell when we don’t have all the facts.”
Alfred Soto, Humanizing the Vacuum
“It’s to Asghar Farhadi’s credit that The Salesman doesn’t devolve into Straw Dogs in Tehran. The picture’s last thirty-five minutes, whose details I will not disclose, show Farhadi’s talent for putting the screws into his audience at its ghoulish peak; you won’t move while it unfolds. But when this act ends – I mean the term literally in this case – it leaves a rather sour aftertaste. I got the sense that a good filmmaker abjured complexity for a plot twist that his other work has shown he could handle.”