Under the Olive Trees - 1994
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
A fictionalized look at the filming of "Life And Nothing More..." that adds yet another level of reality to what has since been referred to as the "Koker Trilogy."
Color, 1 hour 43 minutes, Farsi
Original Title: Zir-e Darakhtan-e Zaytoon
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Firouzan Rank # 11
|Mohammad Ali Keshavarz||Director|
|Zarifeh Shiva||Secretary of the Scene|
|Director of Photography||Hossein Jafarian|
|Sound Recordist||Mahmoud Samakk Bashi
|Sound Mixer||Chengiz Seyyed|
Yet another actor (Mohammad Ali Keshavarz) portrays a fictionalized version of the director Kiarostami.
Familiar faces from "Where Is The Friend's Home?"
The director takes time to joke with the children who have come to watch the filming.
Local boy Hossein (Hossein Rezaii) begs for permission to marry this women's granddaughter.
Director and Actor playing with echoes.
The filming of the scene from "Life And Nothing More..."
Hossein pesters Tahereh, whom he wishes to marry, in between takes.
Tahereh (Tahereh Ladanian) is not receptive to Hossein's advances.
A path revisited once more.
Hossein doggedly pursues his love.
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By Stephen Holden The New York Times
In Abbas Kiarostami's film "Through the Olive Trees," Hossein Rezaii, a nonprofessional actor with soulful eyes and a streak of stubbornness that is as big as his ego, plays a love-smitten bricklayer whose would-be fiancee (Tahereh Ladanian) refuses to acknowledge his existence. Complicating matters is the fact that the two have been cast as newlyweds in a movie about earthquake survivors in northern Iran. Continued
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