The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got married right after the earthquake. In reality, the actor is trying to persuade the actress that they should get married. –IMDb
Abbas Kiarostami was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1940. He graduated from university with a degree in fine arts before starting work as a graphic designer. He then joined the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where he started a film section, and this started his career as a filmmaker at the age of 30. Since then he has made many movies and has become one of the most important figures in contemporary Iranian film. He is also a major figure in the arts world, and has had numerous gallery exhibitions of his photography, short films and poetry. He is an iconic figure for what he has done, and he has achieved it all by believing in the arts and the creativity of his mind. —World Cinema Foundation
Realism at its finest. Through the Olive Trees is a gratifying consummation of the trilogy, which is a multilayered dissection of reality and its relationship to aesthetics. For those who tout 'Inception', the Koker trilogy did it before and did it so much better. You will feel as if you've lived in Koker and have known these characters all your life. An unprecedented masterpiece.
Multifaceted meta, dramatising the making of Kiarostami’s previous film - amidst his stunning, still photography - here turning out as but the backdrop for the humanist, social drama surrounding the production. In turn a snapshot of Iranian custom, class and landscape - the vitality beneath a rigid culture and people; the vitality of cinema in an economically, emotionally ravaged hinterland. And yet, what differentiates the fiction from the past reality, the prior film from within this film? Engaging a re-introduction to Kiarostami’s cinema, as any.
The best of Koker trilogy in my opinion. Have you heard a director making a film (Kiarostami), about a director making another film (Keshavarz) portraying another director (Kheradmand)?! The border… read review