Where is the Friends's House? (Part of PMA Films' Abbas Kiarostami Mini-Retrospective)

The first film in Abbas Kiarostami’s sublime, interlacing trilogy of films set in the northern Iranian village of Koker takes a premise of fable-like simplicity—a boy searches for the home of his classmate whose school notebook he has accidentally taken—and transforms it into a miraculous, child’s-eye adventure of the everyday. As our young hero zigzags determinedly across two towns aided (and sometimes misdirected) by those he encounters, his quest becomes both a revealing portrait of Iranian society in all its richness and complexity and a touching parable about the meaning of personal responsibility. Shot through with all the wonder, beauty, tension, and mystery one day can contain, Where is the Friend’s House? established Kiarostami’s reputation as one cinema’s most sensitive and profound humanists.

Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Run time: 83 minutes
Rated: NR
In Persian with English subtitles


Also from Abbas Kiarostami:

Screening November 14 and 17: Close-up 

Screening December 12 and 15: Taste of Cherry


Show Times

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 11:00am
Not Rated


$9 general admission
$7 for members and students w/ valid i.d.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Konkel Family Welcome Center, online, or by calling 207-775-6148.

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