October 2021, arsenal cinema

Big Cinema, Small Cinema #45: Kiarostami Shorts

SO CAN I, 1975

From the beginning of the 70s, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami worked for the film department of the newly founded “Kanoon” in Tehran, an institute for the intellectual development of children and young people. Here he shot short films for children and young people, including educational films and fiction works using motifs from their everyday surroundings. The film TWO SOLUTIONS FOR ONE PROBLEM (1975) conveys how children resolve conflicts in humorous, but also instructive fashion. COLOURS (1976) goes cheerfully looking for colors in real life. SO CAN I (1975) places a focus on the movements of animals and people: can you jump like a kangaroo, crawl like a caterpillar, and climb like an ape? Kiarostami’s first short THE BREAD AND ALLEY (1970) accompanies a little boy on his way back home from the bakery. Without dialogue, the black-and-white film is the story of the test of courage that the little boy must pass in the alley. (sts) The film program will be accompanied by a spoken translation. For everyone aged 5 and up. (10.10.)

arsenal cinema: Big Cinema, Small Cinema #45: Kiarostami Shorts

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Dow rah-e hal baraye yek massaleh

Rang-ha

Manam mitounam

Nan va Koutcheh

Dow rah-e hal baraye yek massaleh
Two Solutions for One Problem Abbas Kiarostami
Iran 1975 DCP OV with German translation 5 min
Rang-ha Colours Abbas Kiarostami Iran 1976
DCP OV with German translation 16 min
Manam mitounam So Can I Abbas Kiarostami Iran 1975
DCP OV with German translation 4 min
Nan va Koutcheh The Bread and Alley Abbas Kiarostami Iran 1970
DCP without dialogue 10 min
For all aged 5 and up

Moderated by Stefanie Schlüter
arsenal cinema: And Life Goes On – Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective

07:00 pm Cinema 1


ABC Africa

ABC Africa France/Iran 2001
DCP OV/EnS 84 min
Video introduction: Seifollah Samadian