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As part of the Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective, the Arsenal Filmatelier presents two early works by the Iranian director. Adolescents in pre-revolutionary Tehran are at the heart of both films, who master their lives almost completely alone despite various adversities. The poetic feature TAJROBEH (Experience, 1973) shows a 14-year-old who works for a photographer. The small amount of dialogue, the observant camera, the black-and-white images, and the focus on one character allow the audience to look freely at a plot which only unfolds slowly. For its part, the color film LEBASSI BARAYE AROSSI (A Wedding Suit, 1976) narrates a dramatic conflict between three teenagers who work in the same building. The plot pivots on a tailor-made suit, which plunges the boys into a tense web of relationships. (sts)
A moderated film program for those in the 7th grade and upwards, please register at schlueter@arsenal-berlin.de (6. & 8.10.)

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