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Zire Darakhatan Zeyton (1994)

Iran 103m, Colour
Director: Abbas Kiarostami; Cast: Hossein Rezai, Farhad Kheradmand, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz

Zire Darakhatan ZeytonThrough the Olive Trees is a film about film making that fails to capture anything interesting about the process. While I really wanted to like this film, watching it was a frustrating and repetitive experience. Aside from demonstrating, repeatedly, that the lines between reality and fiction are blurred for the film’s main characters, this is a tedious and self-indulgent production which has captured the fancy of many film critics.  As the third part of a trilogy, perhaps I lack the context to fully appreciate a man putting on his shoes and socks 27 times   (Klaus Ming May 2016).


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This entry was posted on 05/19/2016 by in 1001 List, 1990s, All and tagged .
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