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A Wedding Suit (1976)

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A Wedding Suit

Lebassi Baraye Arossi

Abbas Kiarostami | Iran | 1976 | Unclassified (15+)

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Wed 8 Jun 2022

A tailor’s apprentice is pressured by two friends – in order to impress a girl on a date – to “borrow” the bespoke suit ordered by a rich lady for her son.

Kiarostami’s adroitly comic and suspenseful featurette grounds its hijinks in a cogent, neorealist-tinged observation of class divisions in pre-Revolutionary Iran and the adolescent dream of adulthood.

Format: Colour, DCP
Language: Persian with English subtitles
Source: MK2
Courtesy: MK2
Runtime: 54 mins

Event duration

54 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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When essayist and critic Phillip Lopate claimed that “we are living in the Age of Kiarostami, as once we did in the Age of Godard”, he highlighted both the crucial emergence onto the world stage of Iranian cinema and the specific qualities of Kiarostami’s contemplative, gently questioning, porously self-reflexive and overwhelmingly poetic work.

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