Original Title: خانه دوست کجاست؟ / Khaneye doust kodjast?
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Runtime: 83 min
Language: Persian, with English subtitles
FIPRESCI PRIZE (HONOURABLE MENTION)
ECUMENINAL JURY PRIZE (SPECIAL MENTION)
Locarno International Film Festival 1989
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
Fajr International Film Festival 1987
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.
For the full Retrospective: Abbas Kiarostami programme, please refer here.
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