Kiarostami’s first feature is the most widely seen and highly regarded of his early films, setting the thematic and stylistic template that would preoccupy him for much of his career.
Following a mercenary young protagonist who is determined to journey to Tehran to see a football match, it turns on an extraordinarily candid portrayal of small-town life, the minute neorealist detail encountered on the journey, a deceptively simple situation, and a bracingly unsentimental vision of childhood.
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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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