Kiarostami’s first long-from work is a delicate tale of young love in Iran, chronicled against a backdrop of class divisions prior to the Islamic Revolution.
Largely composed of vignettes of silence, this is a minimalist life portrait filtered through documentary-style location photography of Tehran.
Within its simple narrative, Kiarostami explores his experimental approach to film structure, appearing here in its most essential form. It is, according to Richard Brody, “the most intricate of his short features”.
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Australia's longest-running film society screens significant works of international cinema in the medium they were created, the way they would have originally screened.
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