• Abbas Kiarostami does his "Homework" with this nonfiction film

  • Sun, 10/20/2019 at 4:30 pm
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Abbas Kiarostami does his "Homework" with this nonfiction film - The Cleveland Institute of Art - Cleveland

Unknown KiarostamiNew Digital Restoration!HOMEWORKMASHGH-E SHABIran, 1989, Abbas KiarostamiMade between two of his greatest features, "Where Is the Friend’s House?" and "Close-Up," Abbas Kiarostami’s nonfiction movie was sparked by his own son’s scholastic problems. He interviews Iranian first- and second-graders about their homework load (a problem compounded by illiterate parents) and also their school’s emphasis on punishment rather than encouragement. The result is lyrical, moving, and quietly radical. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 78 min.