Through the Olive Trees
RetroArthouse Film Series Presents

Through the Olive Trees

Abbas Kiarostami: A Retrospective

1994 • 103 minutes • Color • 1.66:1 aspect ratio • Screening format: 2K DCP

Kiarostami takes metanarrative gamesmanship to masterful new heights in the final installment of The Koker Trilogy. Unfolding “behind the scenes” of And Life Goes On, this film traces the complications that arise when the romantic misfortune of one of the actors—a young man who pines for the woman cast as his wife, even though, in real life, she will have nothing to do with him—creates turmoil on set and leaves the hapless director caught in the middle. An ineffably lovely, gentle human comedy steeped in the folkways of Iranian village life, Through the Olive Trees peels away layer after layer of artifice as it investigates the elusive, alchemical relationship between cinema and reality.

$10 | $8 matinees Student/Senior/Military discounts offered at Box Office only
(Dir. Abbas Kiarostami, 1994, 103 min.)

Saturday, August 31

4:30pm   Cinema One

Sunday, September 1

2:00pm   Cinema One

Monday, September 2

7:00pm   Cinema One


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