the olive trees
This is Abbas Kiarostami's most romantic film (English subtitles). It
is the third part of a trilogy set in northern Iran. For other Kiarostami
videos, click here.
the Friend's Home
(Khaaneh-ye dust kojaast)
Abbas Kiarostami's lyrical tale about a traveler searching for his friend's
home who finds himself on an excursion through places and moments of great
beauty and wonder. Farsi with English subtitles.
A film based on a true story about a man who pretends to be film director
Winner of the top prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, "Taste
of Cherry" is an existential fable of weight and clarity from director
Abbas Kiarostami. An Iranian man, Mr. Badi, is determined to commit suicide
at nightfall, but seeks a living assistant to check his hand-dug grave
the following morning. If Badi is dead, the person will fill the grave
with dirt; if not, he will help Badi out of the hole. Farsi with English
and Nothing More
(Zendegi va digar hich)
Abbas Kiarostami's film investigates the aftermath of a devastating
1990 earthquake which killed thousands of people in northern Iran. In many
ways the most beautiful and powerful Iranian film. Directed by Abbas Kiarostami.
Farsi with English subtitles.