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    Abbas Kiarostami

    Through 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.

    Where's 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.

    Namaa-ye Nazdik
    (Close Up)

    A film based on a true story about a man who pretends to be film director Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

    Taste of Cherry
    (Ta'm-e gilaas)

    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 subtitles.

    Life 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.


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