10 Iran films to watch at least once– Part 4
Films have the capability to usher viewers into customs and traditions of a country as well as how poeple in a locality think.
Focusing on the country’s social and cultural issues, Iranian Cinema has taken the limelight in many international film festivals. Read on to discover ten must-see Iranian films at least once in a lifetime.
4) Where Is the Friend’s Home? (1987)
‘Where Is the Friend’s Home?’ is a deceptively simple tale directed and written by late legendary Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.
It narrates a conscientious schoolboy's quest to return his friend’s notebook. ‘Where Is the Friend’s Home?’ celebrates the innocent world of children and the community spirit in rural areas. It was performed mostly by non-professional actors.
The film is among the top ten in the BFI list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14.
Kiarostami’s flick won the Bronze Leopard at the 1989 Locarno Film Festival besides scooping the Golden Simorgh for Best Director at the 5th Fajr Film Festival.