Life and Nothing More…

Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1992, 95 min., Persian w/ English subtitles

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After the earthquake that devastated Northern Iran in 1990, a filmmaker and his son try to drive to the village of Koker, located in the heart of the region. Searching for the two young actors who played in his film Where is the Friend’s Home?, the Kiarostami surrogate runs into all sorts of difficulties as he shows still pictures from the film to passersby in the hope of locating the lost boys. At last, the artist comes to understand that life, even in the shadow of disaster, reels splendidly on.