Trailer For Asghar Farhadi's Cannes Award Winner, 'The Salesman'

The meteoric rise of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has been so thorough that not only are his current films like A Separation and The Past still earning acclaim, but we've seen re-releases of his earlier work like Fireworks Wednesday. Any time he's got a new project on the way it's exciting as we're likely to be seeing a future Oscar contender, and with his latest The Salesman earning two top awards at Cannes that seems to be the case once again.

A new trailer for the drama has been released, and once again it finds Farhadi exploring an Iranian couple's troubled relationship, this time after a tragic incident in their new apartment.  Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidousti and Babak Karimi star. Here's the synopsis:

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.

The Salesman opens December 19th.