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And Life Goes On
(Zendegi va digar hich)

Screening on Film
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami .
With Farhad Kheradmand, Buba Bayour, Hocine Rifahi.
Iran, 1992, 35mm, color, 95 min.
Persian with English subtitles.

In the aftermath of the earthquake in northern Iran which killed some 50,000 people, director Abbas Kiarostami returned to the setting of his Where is the Friend's Home? to learn the fate of the two young actors who had played in the film. His search became the dramatic source for And Life Goes On, an Iranian road movie traveled by the director and his young son, who along the way meet earthquake survivors valiantly working to reconstruct their lives. By pushing the limits of fiction and documentary, Kiarostami gently engages the viewer in cinema's process of transforming reality.

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