• So Can I
  • The Colors
  • The Chorus
  • Toothache
  • How to Make Use of Leisure Time

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Abbas Kiarostami: Five Short Films

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Recommended for ages 10 & up

Anyone curious about what episodes of Sesame Street would look like if they were directed by one of the world’s greatest filmmakers should catch this collection of children’s shorts by Abbas Kiarostami, who began his career making films for an Iranian children’s cultural institute. Whether teaching kids to identify colors, imparting the value of going to the dentist, celebrating the joys of painting and using your imagination, or exploring life with an elderly relative, Kiarostami’s warm, clever, and universal works capture the inherent joy and warmth of children’s lives and perceptions, no matter where they call home.

—Jason Sanders

Films in this Screening

So Can I
(Man ham mitounam)

Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1975

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Farsi
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 4 mins
source
  • Janus Films

The Colors
(Rang-ha)

Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1976

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Farsi
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 15 mins
source
  • Janus Films

The Chorus
(Hamsarayan)

Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1982

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Farsi
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 17 mins
source
  • Janus Films

Toothache
(Behdasht-e dandan)

Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1980

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Farsi
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 26 mins
source
  • Janus Films

How to Make Use of Leisure Time
(Az oghat-e Faraghat-e khod chegouneh estefadeh konim)

Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1977

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Farsi
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 7 mins
source
  • Janus Films