Abbas Kiarostami

And Life Goes On

And Life Goes On

In the aftermath of the 1990 earthquake in Iran that left fifty thousand dead, Abbas Kiarostami returned to Koker, where his camera surveys not only devastation but also the teeming life in its wake. Blending fiction and reality into a playful, poignant road movie, And Life Goes On follows a film director who, along with his son, makes the trek to the region in hopes of finding out if the young boys who acted in Where Is the Friend’s House? are among the survivors, and discovers a resilient community pressing on in the face of tragedy. Finding beauty in the bleakest of circumstances, Kiarostami crafts a quietly majestic ode to the best of the human spirit.

Film Info

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum, coauthors of Abbas Kiarostami
  • Abbas Kiarostami: Truths and Dreams, a 1994 documentary
  • New interview with scholar Hamid Naficy
  • 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 audio commentary featuring Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum, coauthors of Abbas Kiarostami
  • Abbas Kiarostami: Truths and Dreams, a 1994 documentary
  • New interview with scholar Hamid Naficy
  • New English subtitle translation
And Life Goes On
Cast
Farhad Kheradmand
Film director
Pouya Payvar
Pouya
Hossein Rezai
Hossein
Credits
Director
Abbas Kiarostami
Written by
Abbas Kiarostami
Produced by
Ali Reza Zarrin
Director of photography
Homayoun Payvar
Editor
Abbas Kiarostami
Editor
Changiz Sayad
Sound editor
Changiz Sayad
Sound recording
Hassan Zahedi
Sound recording
Behrouz Abedini