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Original Title: مشق شب / Mashqh-e shab
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Runtime: 77 min
Language: Persian, with English subtitles
SOUTHEAST ASIAN PREMIERE
In Kiarostami’s second documentary feature about education, the filmmaker himself asks the questions, interviewing a succession of invariably cute first- and second-graders about their home situations and the schoolwork they must do there. It emerges that many parents are illiterate. Tellingly, many kids can define punishment (the corporal variety seems common) but not encouragement.
Text by Godfrey Cheshire.
For the full Retrospective: Abbas Kiarostami programme, please refer here.
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