Iranian drama film ‘The Salesman’ directed by Asqar Farhadi was nominated for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
The list of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards 2017 ceremony was announced on Monday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Reporters gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, where nominations for top film and television performances were announced.
The Golden Globe nominees for best foreign film were “Divines,” ”Elle,” ”Neruda,” ”The Salesman,” ”Toni Erdmann,”
Farhadi won the award for the best screenplay for “The Salesman” at the 2016 Cannes film festival while Shahab Hosseini grabbed one of the most important awards of the cinema world by winning the best actor. The film has also received a fantastic reception at the Cannes film festival.
The Salesman tells the story of a young couple Emad and Rana who play the lead roles in a local rendition of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Meanwhile, their personal relationship takes a hit after moving into a house that was previously inhabited by a woman who allegedly pursued a career in prostitution.
Farhadi has made Dancing in the Dust (2003), Beautiful City (2004), Fireworks Wednesday (2006), About Elly… (2009), A Separation (2011) and The Past (2013) before his last film, The Salesman.
Farhdi’s most famous movie, “A Seperation (titled Jodaeie Nader Az Simin in Persian) grabbed global attention as it became the first Iranian movie to win an Oscar, the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.