Boys looking sheepish standing outside the principal's office in 'First Case, Second Case (1979)e' (1979).jpg
Boys looking sheepish standing outside the principal's office in 'First Case, Second Case (1979)e' (1979).jpg
First Case, Second Case (1979)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

First Case, Second Case

Ghazieh-e Shekl-e Aval, Ghazieh-e Shekl-e

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 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.

Format: Colour, DCP
Language: Persian with English subtitles
Source: MK2
Courtesy: MK2
Duration: 53 mins

When

Postponed

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Duration

53 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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