Through the Olive Trees


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Through the Olive Trees

  1. Sunday, February 2, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Through the Olive Trees
Set in rural Iran, two young actors star in a film about a couple who get married after the woman loses her parents in a devastating earthquake. Off screen, Hossein falls in love with Tahereh, but the young girl’s family disapproves of her poor and illiterate suitor. To please her family, Tahereh evades Hossein, refusing to reveal her true feelings. Undaunted, Hossein follows the advice of the film’s director to find out how Tahereh really feels. Like many of Abbas Kiarostami’s films, Through the Olive Trees toys with the line between truth and fiction. In Farsi language with English subtitles. (35mm presentation)