Babek Ahmadpour in 'Where is the Friend's House?' (1987)
Babek Ahmadpour in 'Where is the Friend's House?' (1987)
Where is the Friend's House? (1987)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Where is the Friend's House?

Khane-ye doust kodjast

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

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Following the latest advice from the Victorian Government ACMI is temporarily closed. Unfortunately the screening of Where is the Friend's House? on Wed 1 Sep has been postponed. 

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The first instalment of Kiarostami’s deeply humanist “Koker trilogy” is a touching parable and revealing portrait of rural Iranian society.

Kiarostami depicts the adventures of the everyday from the perspective of a schoolboy who, zigzagging through two villages to return his friend’s homework book, is waylaid by the demands of adults. A highly sympathetic, poetic and profound film about the meaning of responsibility and the lives of ordinary people presented in neorealist style with a twist of magic realism.

Format: Colour, DCP
Language: Persian with English subtitles
Source: MK2
Courtesy: MK2
Duration: 87 mins

When

Postponed

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Duration

87 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Screens with

The Films of Abbas Kiarostami

Film season | 1–15 Sep

Travel through four decades of boundary-breaking Iranian cinema in this retrospective of the master filmmaker's poetic, humanist works.

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The Films of Abbas Kiarostami - 2–13 Sep 2021

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