The Salesman

The Salesman ★★★

another wrenching, surgically nuanced study of empathy from Farhadi, but centering a film on a production of Death of a Salesman only solidifies my suspicions that Farhadi has gotten himself wrapped up in the wrong medium. he's a hell of a writer, but i don't think film is the best vehicle for the stories he wants to tell (actually, that's not true… i don't think film is the best vehicle for the *way* he wants to tell them).