A boy searches for the home of a classmate whose notebook he has accidentally taken. The first film in Abbas Kiarostami’s “Koker Trilogy.”
The first film in Abbas Kiarostami’s sublime trilogy of films set in the northern Iranian village of Koker takes a premise of fable-like simplicity—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. The young hero’s quest becomes both a revealing portrait of Iranian society in all its richness and complexity and a touching parable about the meaning of personal responsibility. Where Is the Friend’s House? established Kiarostami’s reputation as one of cinema’s most sensitive and profound humanists. The trilogy continues with screenings at the Asia Society Texas Center (January 19) and the Menil Collection (January 24).
General admission $9, MFAH members, seniors (65+), and students with ID $7