#IranianHomeCinema 23# Traveler (Mosafer) by Abbas Kiarostami
The Traveler (Mosāfer)
by Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, Protected content , 70 min, ENG Subtitles
Abbas Kiarostami’s first feature film was shot in Protected content the Iranians experienced many socio-political and economic changes
before the Iranian Revolution of Protected content .
The Traveller Protected content rarely been mentioned in the literature and most studies and reviews focus mainly on his later films. Already his first film has many characteristics, which Kiarostami later developed and re-used to the perfection in his later films.
above all his use of children as the main characters, where
they are put in situations and struggles that adults can hardly face.
In Traveler he focuses on a boy in a provincial city so avid to get to Tehran to see a soccer match that he’ll lie to adults and cheat other kids. A quest film that’s also a study of youthful obsession, it’s filmed in edgy black and white with a quiet energy that matches its hero’s.
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