more about conversations and interpersonal relationships, especially one with his wife and daughter than the technicalities (so to speak)/beauty of filmmaking. the rising pressure of the film made it interesting and then the ending. it was funny because he's such a dick and then sad, because how do you go back from this as a family? the fact that life goes on is the point i guess.
These spaces--finance offices, bedrooms, dining rooms, casino lounges, the areas within a motor vehicle--are haunted by emotions, memories, & the physical energy of those who occupy them. The world is a deceptive arena of motion & passion. THE REPORT, perhaps Kiarostami's greatest achievement, overwhelms through its dichotomy between the social & the domestic. Congeniality is non-existent, epiphanies come too late.