LEAVING CERT POETRY/DRAMA
Dustin Hoffman plays failed salesman Willy Loman in this film version of Arthur Miller’s acclaimed play. The film reunites most of the cast from the play’s successful Broadway revival in 1984 and includes John Malkovich as Biff, his troubled son.
Willy Loman has spent his life as a struggling salesman, but has lived under the delusion that he and his family will achieve the American Dream of success through work and material possessions. Hoffman portrays Willy Loman as the victim of a phoney dream. Fired from his job, his dreams are shattered, and the film explores the inner reality of his mind, showing real and imagined conversations from his present and his past, revealing the reasons for his downfall.
Hoffman won Best Actor at the Golden Globes for his performance, while Malkovich and Reid were nominated for their supporting roles.
USA 1985Drama136 minsDirector: Volker Schlondorff
fiieducation will be running afternoon workshops following each screening of Death of a Salesman, for Leaving Certificate students. These will have a practical focus, and will explore themes, characters and selected key scenes from the play. Numbers are limited to 30 for each workshop. To book contact Ann Ryan on (01) 679 5744.Admission £3.00/3.87