My favorite film of 2016 is “Forušande” (The Salesman) from Iranian director/writer Asghar Farhadi. Just like with his other excellent films (A Separation, The Past and About Elly) he has distinguished himself as an astute psychological realist and a fastidious storyteller. To quote A. O. Scott from the NY Times: “Although his films take place in a thoroughly modern, urban environment, there is something satisfyingly old-fashioned about his approach to contemporary life, an understated belief in the ethical value of addressing the complexities of experience through the clarity and subtlety of narrative art. The Salesman is about trust and honor, about violence against women in a patriarchal society, about the woe that is in marriage, but it is also about death, a salesman and the hidden brutality of class.” In todays cinema it is a rare film that satisfies on every level. See it. You will not be disappointed!

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“The cinema is truth 24 frames-per-second”

― Jean-Luc Godard