Following the latest advice from the Victorian Government ACMI is temporarily closed. Unfortunately the screening of First Case, Second Case on Wed 15 Sep has been postponed.
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Kiarostami’s pedagogical exercise, initially shot before the Revolution, shows a teacher progressively banishing boys from the classroom until someone owns up to being the cause of a disruption.
Reworked to present two scenarios – one where the boys maintain solidarity, one where a student names the culprit – Kiarostami presents the episodes for comment to key figures of the new Islamic regime, including the infamous “hanging judge”, Sadeq Khalkhali, Chief Justice of the Revolutionary Court.
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