Zendegi va digar hich / And Life Goes on... / Life and Nothing More... (1992) DVD9
Life and Nothing More (1992) (the title was changed by its distributor to the less accurate translation And Life Goes On... to avoid confusion with a similarly titled French film) charts the efforts of a director (Ferhad Khermanend, playing a fictionalized but unnamed Kiarostami) and his young son to return to Koker, the setting of Where Is The Friend’s Home, in the wake of the devastating 1990 earthquake. Kiarostami imagines his own journey as a fictional drama set against the real life legacy of the disaster, the camera simply watching out the car window for much of the film, taking in the changing landscape, the ruins of mud buildings and small houses, and the streams of homeless people hauling food and equipment to makeshift shelters. Ostensibly Life and Nothing More is about the search for the two boys who starred in the earlier film but it turns into a kind of fictional documentary about the strength of the human spirit in the face of disaster filtered through a self-reflexive prism. It’s a film that denies even the most rudimentary of dramatic arcs: Nothing happens, and yet life erupts all around.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Cast: Farhad Kheradmand, Buba Bayour, Hocine Rifahi
Country: Iran
Genre: Drama, Adventure

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:31:05 | 5.94 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Persian
Subtitles: English, Francais

-- The Chorus / Hamsarayan (1982, 16 min) - short film by Abbas Kiarostami

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BD25 | 1080p AVC | 01:35:12 | 22.6 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Persian
Subtitles: English