Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ continues to fetch big honors at international film festivals. The film has emerged as the Best International Film at the Munich Film Festival.
Apart from ‘The Salesman’, ‘All Three of Us’ French-Iranian comic Kheiron’s directorial debut, walked away with the festival’s audience award. The Iranian drama The Salesman won the ARRI/Osram Award for best international film at the Munich Film Festival.
The Salesman, at its premiere at Cannes in May, picked up the best screenplay honor. The film tells the story of jealousy and revenge in modern-day Tehran. The setting makes it interesting as it is based on a theater performance of Arthur Miller’s Death of A Salesman. The lead actor Shahab Hosseini won the best actor award at Cannes. The film also stars Mina Sadati, Taraneh Alidoosti and Babak Karimi.
The other winner All Three of Us, an-autobiographical family drama, traces the life experiences of Kheiron’s parents, father Hibat , and mother Fereshteh (Leila Bekhti), forced to flee Iran following the Revolution. Dinky Slinky, a film about a woman who’s desperate to become pregnant and gets dumped by her boyfriend, bagged the Fipresci Prize and German Cinema New Talent Award for best screenplay at the Munich film festival.