Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ Joins Cannes Film Festival Competition
PARIS — “The Salesman” by Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation”) has been announced as a late addition to the competition lineup at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
The selection committee made a few other revelations today, adding British director David Mackenzie’s “Hell or High Water” to Un Certain Regard, where it was revealed that Mohamed Diab’s “Clash” will open the section. Meanwhile, “Mesrine” director Jean-Francois Richet’s “Blood Father” landed a Midnight Screening slot. The film stars Mel Gibson as an ex-con who comes to the aid of his estranged and endangered teenage daughter.
Thierry Fremaux, the artistic director of Cannes Film Festival has also added three films to the Special Screenings section: American director Jonathan Littell’s “Wrong Elements,” and a pair of French films, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet’s “La Foret de Quinconces” and Karim Dridi’s “Chouf.”
The fest also announced that Iggy Pop will be attending the screening of Jim Jarmusch’s “Gimme Danger” on May 19.