6.15 pm Reception at Vida Comida, Swan Yard, Sherborne
7.30pm Official Opening and Welcome at the Powell Theatre, Abbey Road, Sherborne
7.45 – 9.50pm Film – The Salesman – 2016 Iran (12)
We are delighted to start our Festival with the 2017 Oscar winner for the best Foreign Language Film. Compelling from start to finish, it opens with an Iranian couple, both involved in amateur dramatics, being forced to evacuate their crumbling apartment complex and move to a new home where a shocking and violent incident throws their life into turmoil. What follows is a thought-provoking relationship that lingers long after the credits roll.