Kiarostami Retrospective - Where Is the Friend's House?

This event took place on Sep 14, 2019

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Members of NWFF, SIFF, and/or Grand Illusion

* Affiliates of the Iran Film Initiative can receive a $3 ticket discount at the door! *

Abbas Kiarostami
1h 23m


The first film in Kiarostami’s sublime, interlacing Koker Trilogy takes a simple premise —a boy searches for the home of his classmate, whose school notebook he has accidentally taken — and transforms it into a miraculous child’s-eye adventure of the everyday. As our young hero zig-zags determinedly across two towns, aided (and sometimes misdirected) by those he encounters, his quest becomes both a revealing portrait of rural Iranian society in all its richness and complexity and a touching parable about the meaning of personal responsibility. Sensitive and profound, Where is the Friend’s House? is shot through with all the beauty, tension, and wonder a single day can contain.

Description courtesy of Janus films.

Where is the Friend’s House? has all the qualities that put Iranian cinema on the map: formal simplicity, emotional directness, and the use of children as a window into societal ills.” – The New York Times

“Poke beneath the film’s surface and you’ll find a movie about the moral duties we owe to each other in any society, about what it means to be a good person, and about taking care of each other.” – Vox

Friend’s Home is so much more than a simple rehashing of Italian neorealist traditions; it is rich in symbolism and poetic form.” – In Review

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