ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO BY HABIB MAJIDI/COHEN MEDIA GROUP/AMAZON STUDIOS — Taraneh Alidoosti, right, and Shahab Hosseini share a scene in 'The Salesman.'

Louisiana International Film Festival will show an Oscar nominated foreign film next week. 

LIFF will screen "The Salesman" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD in Baton Rouge. 

The screening is free for LIFF members. For those who haven't signed up, 2017 memberships range from $25-$1,000. As a LIFF member, you have guaranteed admission to screenings and special events. More information is available at

Ashgar Farhadi ("A Separation") wrote and directed "The Salesman," which is nominated for the 2017 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. At the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the film took home awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor. 

"The Salesman" is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to sour while rehearsing for an upcoming production of "Death of a Salesman." 

The film is from Iran, and Farhadi is considered one of the country's leading filmmakers. Though he is nominated, he will not attend this year's Oscars ceremony. In a statement about missing the ceremony, Farhadi wrote that "the possibility of this presence is being accompanied by ifs and buts, which are in no way acceptable to me." 

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