Following the latest advice from the Victorian Government ACMI is temporarily closed. Unfortunately the screening of The Travller on Wed 15 Sep has been postponed.
We wish our extended ACMI community well during this challenging time. Look after yourself, and each other.
Kiarostami’s first feature is the most widely seen and highly regarded of his early films, setting the thematic and stylistic template that would preoccupy him for much of his career.
Following a mercenary young protagonist who is determined to journey to Tehran to see a football match, it turns on an extraordinarily candid portrayal of small-town life, the minute neorealist detail encountered on the journey, a deceptively simple situation, and a bracingly unsentimental vision of childhood.
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