Where Is the Friend’s House? (1987)

14th July 2021
Wednesday 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

Description:

2K RESTORATION
Original Title: خانه دوست کجاست؟ / Khaneye doust kodjast?
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Runtime: 83 min
Country: Iran
Language: Persian, with English subtitles
Rating: PG

Awards

BRONZE LEOPARD
FIPRESCI PRIZE (HONOURABLE MENTION)
ECUMENINAL JURY PRIZE (SPECIAL MENTION)
Locarno International Film Festival 1989

BEST DIRECTOR
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
Fajr International Film Festival 1987

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Full Synopsis

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 zigzags 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.

Text by Godfrey Cheshire.

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For the full Retrospective: Abbas Kiarostami programme, please refer here.

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Important Notice:
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