Khane-ye doust kodjast? (Where is the Friend's Home?) (1987)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1987 Limited
Average Rating: 4.1/5
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The film that established director Abbas Kiarostami's reputation outside his native Iran, Where Is the Friend's Home? tells a simple story in such a spare fashion, many critics found its impact to be almost subliminal. As the film opens Ahmed (Ahmed Ahmed Poor), a grade schooler, watches as his teacher (Kheda Barech Defai) berates a fellow student, Mohammed (Babek Ahmed Poor), for repeatedly failing to use his notebook for his homework , threatening expulsion on the next offense. When Ahmed
Jan 1, 1987 Limited
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On one level Kiarostami paints a society rooted in authoritarian demands, but on another he reminds how us kids get lost in the grown-up world of business and responsibility.
I highly recommend all of Abbas Kiarostami's films, but to start with I'd suggest Where Is the Friend's Home, the simplest and most moving of his films.
The closest thing I've ever seen to an Iranian action film.
It's only because so many directors have done more with a similar set-up that Where is the Friend's Home? feels somewhat lacking.
Even though very little takes place, the eighty-three minutes seem to fly by in real time.
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