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45 Ratings


Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
France, 2010
Documentary, Short


A little girl with beautiful hair. She loves movies and wants to become an actress. She is being told about the plot of a movie that she is going to play: “a friend is jealous about her hair and cuts it when she is asleep”. The girl rejects playing the role. Then she is…

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  • Warren Spratley's rating of the film No

    Kiarostami celebrates an act of moral defiance, one with an almost cosmological scope. A child--an individual of supreme innocence--retains her agency by dismissing the restrictive parameters of the narrative presented to her. The camera's perspective is calm but high-handed, the better 2 reflect reality's restrictive nature. Her answer is clear, others concur, & the aesthetic beauty of hair is finally immortalized.

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