The Koker Trilogy

The Koker Trilogy

Abbas Kiarostami first came to international attention for this wondrous, slyly self-referential series of films set in the rural northern-Iranian town of Koker. Poised delicately between fiction and documentary, comedy and tragedy, the lyrical fables in The Koker Trilogy exemplify both the gentle humanism and the playful sleight of hand that define the director’s sensibility. With each successive film, Kiarostami takes us deeper into the behind-the-scenes “reality” of the film that preceded it, heightening our understanding of the complex network of human relationships that sustain both a movie set and a village. The result is a gradual outward zoom that reveals the cosmic majesty and mystery of ordinary life.

The Koker Trilogy

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Released Aug 27, 2019

Films In This Set

The Koker Trilogy

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary on And Life Goes On featuring Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum, coauthors of Abbas Kiarostami
  • Homework (1989), a feature-length documentary by Abbas Kiarostami, newly restored
  • Abbas Kiarostami: Truths and Dreams, a 1994 documentary
  • New interview with Kiarostami’s son Ahmad Kiarostami
  • New conversation between scholar Jamsheed Akrami and critic Godfrey Cheshire
  • Conversation from 2015 between Abbas Kiarostami and programmer Peter Scarlet
  • New interview with scholar Hamid Naficy
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: An essay by Cheshire

New covers by Eric Skillman