Asghar Farhadi's latest film, The Salesman (Foroushandeh), has been accepted into the Cannes Film Festival.
The lineup of films for the next festival had already been announced, with only one Iranian film on the list, Behnam Behzadi's Varoonegi. However, the festival has now announced the admission of Farhadi's new film.
The film is distributed by Memento, which had submitted the film to the Cannes Film Festival in January.
Asghar Farhadi speaking at his workshop at Fajr Film Festival
(April 2016 photo by Islamic Republic News Agency)
Farhadi's latest film follows the story of a couple acting in a production of Arthur Miller's Death of Salesman in Tehran.
The film, which received its production permit last September, was not finished in time for the Fajr Film Festival. Farhadi had announced that if the film was not accepted by Cannes, it would be screened for public viewing.
Salesman is Farhadi's seventh film. His earlier film, A Separation, became the first Iranian film to win the Oscar.
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