And Life Goes On (Zendegi va digar hich) (Life, and Nothing More) Reviews

August 11, 2020
As the director listens to stories from various villagers, one couple in particular stands out as it provides the self-reflexive kernel for the [next] chapter in the trilogy.
October 10, 2019
a self-conscious deconstruction of the cinema itself, uncovering in ways both subtle and overt how movies are fictions that nevertheless help us recognize fundamental truths
October 5, 2019
There's a kind of playfulness here that belies the seriousness of the task at hand, and yet under Kiarostami's masterful eye the film becomes a sort of wry celebration of the Iranian people's determination to keep going.
September 7, 2019
Yet another masterpiece and perhaps the first film on which the filmmaker really began playing around with space and reality.
December 8, 2014
Lambent and spacious meta-comedy
February 19, 2012
It's a film that denies even the most rudimentary of dramatic arcs: Nothing happens, and yet life erupts all around.
July 6, 2005
March 19, 2004
An amazing film that never fails to hold your interest.
May 6, 2003
If one thing is evident, it's that Kiarostami enjoys blurring the line between real life and fiction.
January 13, 2003
December 14, 2002
So natural are Kiarostami's non-professional actors, that the line between fiction and non-fiction is continually blurred.
July 26, 2002
March 5, 2002
The responsibility that Kiarostami feels toward truth combined with the genuine compassion that he displays toward his "characters" makes the film profoundly humanistic.