UW Cinematheque - Iranian Discoveries
First Graders (Avaliha) | Iran | 1984 | DCP | 83 min. | Farsi with English subtitles Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Saturday, November 20, 2021
4070 Vilas Hall
Inspired by his own sons’ schooling, the first of Kiarostami’s two documentary features about education, First Graders looks in on a schoolyard of playful boys but mainly transpires in the office of a supervisor who has to deal with latecomers and discipline problems. Preceded by two short films: Bread and Alley (1970) and Toothache (1980). Co-presented with the support of UW Madison’s Middle East Studies Program.