october, 2019

20oct11:00 am12:15 pmKiarostami for Kids!Recommended Ages:5 to 8 - Primary,9 to 12 - Intermediate,Over 13 - Teens


Event Details

KIAROSTAMI FOR KIDS! PROGRAM 1 (G)Presented as part of The Cinematheque’s “Film Club” and “And Life Goes On: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami.”Before the great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami took the international stage by storm, he cut his teeth making educational films for a children’s cultural institute in Tehran. Drawing inspiration from our very own National Film Board of Canada (especially the animated wonders of Norman McLaren), Kiarostami helmed a number of playful short films aimed at Iranian youngsters that cut through cultural particulars to impart virtues, values, and life facts all kiddos should know!In this program, we learn about the benefits of brushing your teeth, how to identify colours, the comical consequences of a poor decision, the inspiring things animals do, and, in Kiarostami’s 1970 directorial debut, how best to deal with an unfriendly dog. Kiarostami’s signature wit, warmth, and intelligence is present throughout.The Bread and Alley (Nan va koutcheh) // 1970 12 min.The Colours (Rang-ha) // 1976 16 min.

So Can I (Man ham mitounam) // 1975 5 min.

Toothache (Behdasht-e dandan) // 1980 27 min.

Two Solutions for One Problem (Dow rahehal baraye yek massaleh) // 1975 6 min.

Total program: approx. 66 min.

Screening sponsored by Vancouver Mom and MAKE Vancouver.

Community support: Pacific United Productions (Vancouver) and Phoenix Cultural Centre (Toronto).

October 20 (Sunday) 11:00 am

Free popcorn and “Film Club” badge for ages 13 and under.

13 & under: $6
Everyone else: $10

Rated G
No membership required

“Film Club”
Film Club is a movie matinée series for kids and their families.

“And Life Goes On: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami”
The singular cinema of the Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016), one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the past three decades, is celebrated with this near-comprehensive retrospective.


(Sunday) 11:00 am - 12:15 pm


The Cinematheque

1131 Howe Street

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