Zir-e derakhtan-e zeytun (Through the Olive Trees) 1994 All ages

6.00PM Wed 1 Sep 2021 (1hr 43mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

“In the final installment of Kiarostami's Koker Trilogy, a film crew arrives in an isolated village in northern Iran, which was devastated by the earthquake of 1990, to shoot the film And Life Goes On. Hossein, a young bricklayer, is offered a small role in the film, and is delighted to find that the young woman he has been courting, Farkhonde, will be playing the part of his wife. Having been rejected by Farkhonde's family as a suitor because he is homeless and illiterate, Hossein seizes the chance to persist in his wooing of the uninterested young woman. Kiarostami exploits the complications that arise from the tension between the actors' real-life selves and their fictional ones with a bittersweet mixture of farce and formalism. "As with the ending of And Life Goes On, the film's last shot is a stunning tour de force, merging landscape, title, and plot in one braided whole" (Phillip Lopate, Film Comment).” Toronto International Film Festival

All ages | Mild impact

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 103 MINUTES, IRAN, FARSI (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/PRODUCER/EDITOR: ABBAS KIAROSTAMI / CINEMATOGRAPHER: HOSSEIN JAFARIAN / CAST:  HOSSEIN REZAI, FARHAD KHERADMAND, MOHAMAD ALI KESHAVARZ / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MK2 / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP