Abbas Kiarostami

Where Is the Friend’s House?

Where Is the Friend’s House?

The first film in Abbas Kiarostami’s sublime, interlacing Koker Trilogy takes a simple premise—a boy searches for the home of his classmate, whose school notebook he has accidentally taken—and transforms it into a miraculous child’s-eye adventure of the everyday. As our young hero zigzags determinedly across two towns, aided (and sometimes misdirected) by those he encounters, his quest becomes both a revealing portrait of rural Iranian society in all its richness and complexity and a touching parable about the meaning of personal responsibility. Sensitive and profound, Where Is the Friend’s House? is shot through with all the beauty, tension, and wonder a single day can contain.

Film Info

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Homework (1989), a feature-length documentary by director Abbas Kiarostami, newly restored
  • Conversation from 2015 between Kiarostami and programmer Peter Scarlet
  • 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
  • Homework (1989), a feature-length documentary by director Abbas Kiarostami, newly restored
  • Conversation from 2015 between Kiarostami and programmer Peter Scarlet
  • New English subtitle translation
Where Is the Friend’s House?
Cast
Babak Ahmadpour
Ahmad
Ahmad Ahmadpour
Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh
Kheda Barech Defai
The teacher
Iran Outari
Ahmad’s mother
Ait Ansari
Ahmad’s father
Biman Mouafi
Ali, a neighbor
Credits
Director
Abbas Kiarostami
Written by
Abbas Kiarostami
Edited by
Abbas Kiarostami
Produced by
Ali Reza Zarrin
Director of photography
Farhad Saba
Assistant director
Kiumars Pourahmad
Sound editor
Changiz Sayad
Sound recording
Jahangir Mirshekari
Sound recording
Asghar Shahverdi
Sound recording
Behrouz Moavenian
Production assistant
Nasser Zeraati