Kiarostami Retrospective - Where Is the Friend's House?
Sat Sep 14: 7.30pm
Series - Kiarostami Retrospective
* NWFF, SIFF, and Grand Illusion members all receive the NWFF member rate on tickets. Affiliates of the Iran Film Initiative can receive a $3 ticket discount at the door! *
The first film in Kiarostamis sublime, interlacing Koker Trilogy takes a simple premise a boy searches for the home of his classmate, whose school notebook he has accidentally taken and transforms it into a miraculous childs-eye adventure of the everyday. As our young hero zig-zags determinedly across two towns, aided (and sometimes misdirected) by those he encounters, his quest becomes both a revealing portrait of rural Iranian society in all its richness and complexity and a touching parable about the meaning of personal responsibility. Sensitive and profound, Where is the Friends House? is shot through with all the beauty, tension, and wonder a single day can contain.
Description courtesy of Janus films.
Where is the Friends House? has all the qualities that put Iranian cinema on the map: formal simplicity, emotional directness, and the use of children as a window into societal ills. The New York Times
Poke beneath the films surface and youll find a movie about the moral duties we owe to each other in any society, about what it means to be a good person, and about taking care of each other. Vox
Friends Home is so much more than a simple rehashing of Italian neorealist traditions; it is rich in symbolism and poetic form. In Review
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