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Mashgh-e Shab | Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran | Persian with English subtitles | 86 minutes
Due to print availability issues, Homework will be shown on DVD. We apologize for the inconvenience.
According to Kiarostami, Homework is not a film, but rather a filmed inquiry motivated by the nettlesome problems his own children brought home every night from school. In the delightful result, young scholars are questioned on camera by Kiarostami himself: backs to the wall, framed in close-up, they face the camera and talk about excessive amounts of homework, the allure of TV cartoons, and the punishment that results from temptation.
Abbas Kiarostami | 1972 | Iran | 35mm | 10m
Punished for having smashed a window with his ball, a child has to stand in the school hallway. When school lets out, he heads home but finds his way blocked by a football match. He manages to get through, but then follows a bumpy road that leads him to the outskirts of the city.