Life, And Nothing More…

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Life, And Nothing More…

  1. Sunday, January 26, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Life Goes On
Abbas Kiarostami restages a long car trip he took with his son just months earlier, to discover if a boy actor from his previous film has survived a devastating earthquake that has rubbled the boy’s village where the film was shot. The operative strategy and genius of the film is the crossing of fiction – the loosely re-enacted performances of the director and his son – with non-fiction, the actualities encountered on the difficult and obstructed road to Koker. What emerges from the graceful interplay of re-enactment and the actual is a deep urge toward empathy and a profound appreciation of the intelligence, fortitude and flexibility of Iran’s country people. (Digital presentation)