World Cinema Café: WHERE IS THE FRIENDS HOUSE?

Showings

SNF Parkway Theatre 2 Thu, Dec 15 7:00 PM
Film Info
Genre:Drama
Year:1987
Runtime:83
Langauge:Persian
Production Country:Iran
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Abbas Kiarostami
Screenwriter:Abbas Kiarostami
Cast:Babek Ahmed Poor
Ahmed Ahmed Poor
Kheda Barech Defai
Iran Outari
Ait Ansari

Description

An 8-year-old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.

The first film in Abbas Kiarostami’s sublime, interlacing trilogy of films set in the northern Iranian village of Koker takes a premise of fable-like simplicity—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 zigzags determinedly across two towns aided (and sometimes misdirected) by those he encounters, his quest becomes both a revealing portrait of Iranian society in all its richness and complexity and a touching parable about the meaning of personal responsibility. Shot through with all the wonder, beauty, tension, and mystery one day can contain, "Where is the Friend’s House?" established Kiarostami’s reputation as one cinema’s most sensitive and profound humanists.

 

 





World Cinema Café is a free weekly community screening series held in the SNF Parkway’s historic main theatre, offering a cross-section of historical and contemporary cinema from around the globe. Featuring films on the periphery and movies that break the canon – intentionally or by circumstance – World Cinema Café points to a new vision in filmmaking. 

World Cinema Cafe is made possible by generous contributions from Robert Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker.

COVID-19 POLICIES

  • Face masks are required at all times in the SNF Parkway except when consuming concessions in your seat.
  • Patrons are strongly encouraged to avoid the theater if they are feeling unwell or have had a recent unmasked exposure to someone who tested positive. Email info@mdfilmfest.com with any questions.