The Koker trilogy / three films by Abbas Kiarostami.

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Edition:Three Blu-ray special edition.
Published: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
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Other Authors:
Kiarostami, Abbas (Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Editor of moving image work)
Depardieu, Alain, 1945- (Film producer)
Ṣabā, Farhād (Cinematographer) (director of photography.)
Payvar, Homayoun, 1944- (director of photography.)
Sayad, Changiz (Editor of moving image work)
Jafarian, Hossain (director of photography.)
Series:Criterion collection ; 990.
Criterion collection ; 991.
Criterion collection ; 992.
Format: Video Blu-ray Disc
Summary:Where is the friend's house?: A boy searches for the home of his classmate, whose school notebook he has accidentally taken -- and transforms it into a miraculous child's-eye adventure of the everyday.
And life goes on: In the aftermath of the 1990 earthquake in Iran that left fifty thousand dead, Abbas Kiarostami returned to Koker, where his camera surveys not only devastation but also the teeming life in its wake. Blending fiction and reality into a playful, poignant road movie, the film follows a film director who, along with his son, makes the trek to the region in hopes of finding out if the young boys who acted in Where Is the Friend's House? are among the survivors, and discovers a resilient community pressing on in the face of tragedy.
Through the olive trees: A depiction of the off-screen relationship between the actors who play the newlyweds in the film And Life Goes On. Unfolding behind the scenes, this film traces the complications that arise when the romantic misfortune of one of the actors -- a young man who pines for the woman cast as his wife, even though, in real life, she will have nothing to do with him -- creates turmoil on set and leaves the hapless director caught in the middle.
Abbas Kiarostami first came to international attention for this wondrous, slyly self-referential series of films set in the rural northern-Iranian town of Koker. Poised delicately between fiction and documentary, comedy and tragedy, the lyrical fables in The Koker Trilogy exemplify both the gentle humanism and playful sleight of hand that define the director's sensibility. With each successive film, Kiarostami takes us deeper into the behind-the-scenes "reality" of the film that preceded it, heightening our understanding of the complex network of human relationships that sustain both a movie set and a village. The result is a gradual outward zoom that reveals the cosmic majesty and mystery of ordinary life.--Container.
Physical Description:3 videodiscs (281 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (30 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm)
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Notes:Title from container.
Where is the friend's house? originally released as a motion picture in 1987; And life goes on originally released as a motion picture in 1992; Through the olive trees, originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
Wide screen.
Special features on disc 1: Homework (1989), a feature-length documentary by Abbas Kiarostami ; conversation from 2015 between Abbas Kiarostami and programmer Peter Scarlet ; on disc 2: Audio commentary featuring Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum, coauthors of Abbas Kiarostami ; Abbas Kiarostami: truths and dreams, a 1994 documentary ; new interview with scholar Hamid Naficy ; on disc 3: new interview with Kiarostami's son Ahmad Kiarostami ; new conversation between scholar Jamsheed Akrami and critic Godfrey Cheshire ; new English subtitle translations ; essay by Cheshire on container insert.
Where is the friend's house?: Babek Ahmadpour, Ahmad Ahmadpour, Kheda Barech Defai, Iran Outari.
And life goes on: Farhad Kheradmand, Pouya Payvar, Hossein Rezai.
Through the olive trees: Mohammad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai.
In Persian, with optional subtitles in English.
This Blu-ray is for home use only, not for public viewing, except for educational purposes directly related to UC courses.
Bib#: 2813974
Format:Blu-ray, region A, wide screen (1.66:1), LPCM mono, requires Blu-ray player.
Audience:MPAA rating: Not rated.
Production Credits:Where is the friend's house: Director of photography, Farhad Saba ; editor, Changiz Sayad ; editor, Abbas Kiarostami.
And life goes on: Director of photography, Homayoun Payvar ; editors, Abbas Kiarostami, Changiz Sayad.
Through the olive trees: Editor, Abbas Kiarostami ; director of photography, Hossein Jafarian.
Series:The Criterion collection ; 990, 991, 992.