UW CInematheque - Abbas Kiarostami: The Koker Trilogy and More
Homework (Mashgh-E-Shab) | Iran | 1989 | DCP | 86 min. | Persian with English subtitles Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Friday, September 20, 2019
4070 Vilas Hall
Kiarostami himself interviews a succession of first and second graders about their home situations and the homework they must do there. “For all the simplicity of its approach, this film has a great deal to impart about Iran during its war with Iraq, and some of the unorthodox formal procedures carried out by Kiarostami are as provocative as in his subsequent documentary masterpiece, Close-up” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader).