Through the Olive Trees
Filmfest 2010

UNDER THE OLIVE TREES - the self-sufficient sequel to AND LIFE GOES ON. Kiarostami looks at the making of the first film from another quietly, cumulatively hilarious angle, evoking at times an Iranian variant on Truffaut's DAY FOR NIGHT. A lovely comedy of errors about filmmaking in which the director's remarkable feeling for landscape and his warm, witty grasp of human idiosyncrasy are as sharp as ever. 1994 New York Film Festival Very sweet natured, full of warmth and humanity and it shows that persistence in love may pay dividends. Kiarostami shot this film in the Northern part of Iran, the same region that he filmed Where's Friend's Home? and Life and Nothing More.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Mohammad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai, Tahereh Ladanian


Director: Abbas Kiarostami