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Original Title: اولیها / Avaliha
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Runtime: 84 min
Language: Persian, with English subtitles
Inspired by his work at Kanoon and his own sons’ schooling, the first of Kiarostami’s two documentary features about education looks in on a schoolyard of chanting, playful boys but mainly transpires in the office of a supervisor who has to deal with latecomers and discipline problems. You can almost see the boys’ personalities forming in their first encounters with authorities and peers outside the home.
Text by Godfrey Cheshire.
For the full Retrospective: Abbas Kiarostami programme, please refer here.
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