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


Abbas Kiarostami | Iran | | Unclassified (15+)

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



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53 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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

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