A man gestures out a car window in 'Fellow Citizen' (1983)
A man gestures out a car window in 'Fellow Citizen' (1983)
Fellow Citizen (1983)

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Fellow Citizen

Hamshahri

Abbas Kiarostami | Iran | | Unclassified (15+)
Film

Kiarostami’s first long-form work to be produced fully after the Islamic Revolution is a characteristically intense documentary portrait of a traffic cop attempting to restrict access to drivers in the centre of Tehran.

Using a telephoto lens, and depicting the notoriously hectic rhythm of life in Tehran as well as combative exchanges with motorists, this ambivalent depiction of a figure plucked from the city’s ebb-and-flow draws upon Kiarostami’s youthful employment as a traffic cop.

Format: Colour, DCP
Language: Persian with English subtitles
Source: MK2
Courtesy: MK2
Duration: 53 mins

When

Postponed

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Duration

53 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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