Life and Nothing More (Zendegi va Digar Hich)



Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami

(91 mins) This film investigates the aftermath of a devastating 1990 earthquake which killed some 50,000 people in Northern Iran (another perspective is given in Jahangir Golestan-Parast's Bam 6.6, also available from the Middle East Center). Kiarostami's search for two young actors who played central roles in Where is the Friend's Home? becomes the dramatic source of Life and Nothing More. Father and son travel to Quoker, the hometown of the two boys, and along the way meet earthquake survivors who desperately and valiantly work to reconstruct their lives.

In Farsi with English subtitles.