Abbas Kiarostami

Through the Olive Trees

Through the Olive Trees

Abbas Kiarostami takes meta­narrative gamesmanship to masterful new heights in the final installment of The Koker Trilogy. Unfolding “behind the scenes” of And Life Goes On, this film traces the complications that arise when the romantic misfortune of one of the actors—a young man who pines for the woman cast as his wife, even though, in real life, she will have nothing to do with him—creates turmoil on set and leaves the hapless director caught in the middle. An ineffably lovely, gentle human comedy steeped in the folkways of Iranian village life, Through the Olive Trees peels away layer after layer of artifice as it investigates the elusive, alchemical relationship between cinema and reality.

Film Info

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with director Abbas Kiarostami’s son Ahmad Kiarostami
  • New conversation between scholar Jamsheed Akrami and critic Godfrey Cheshire
  • New English subtitle translation

Available In

Collector's Set

The Koker Trilogy

The Koker Trilogy

Blu-Ray Box Set

3 Discs

Ships Aug 27, 2019

$79.96

Collector's Set

The Koker Trilogy

The Koker Trilogy

DVD Box Set

3 Discs

Ships Aug 27, 2019

$79.96

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with director Abbas Kiarostami’s son Ahmad Kiarostami
  • New conversation between scholar Jamsheed Akrami and critic Godfrey Cheshire
  • New English subtitle translation

Through the Olive Trees
Cast
Mohammad Ali Keshavarz
Film director
Farhad Kheradmand
Farhad
Zarifeh Shiva
Mrs. Shiva
Hossein Rezai
Hossein
Tahereh Ladanian
Tahereh
Hocine Redai
Hocine
Mahbanou Darabi
Grandmother
Babak Ahmadpour
Himself
Ahmad Ahmadpour
Himself
Credits
Director
Abbas Kiarostami
Written by
Abbas Kiarostami
Produced by
Abbas Kiarostami
Editor
Abbas Kiarostami
Producer
Alain Depardieu
Director of photography
Hossein Jafarian
Assistant director
Jafar Panahi
Sound engineer
Mahmoud Samakbashi
Sound engineer
Yadollah Najafi
Sound engineer
Hossein Moradi
Sound mixer
Changiz Sayad
Continuity
Guiti Khamnai