And Life Goes On

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Iran | 1992 | 95 minutes | Abbas Kiarostami

Opens September 21, 2019

Kiarostami Retrospective

In the aftermath of the 1990 earthquake in Iran that left fifty thousand dead, Kiarostami returned to Koker, where his camera surveys not only devastation but also the teeming life in its wake.


Part of a city-wide Abbas Kiarostami retrospective co-presented with Northwest Film Forum, Grand Illusion, and The Beacon Cinema. Grand Illusion & NWFF members will receive SIFF member ticket prices, available at the box office on day of show only.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

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.

Description courtesy of Criterion Collection.

  • Director: Abbas Kiarostami
  • Principal Cast: Farhad Kheradmand, Buba Bayour, Hocine Rifahi, Ferhendeh Feydi, Mahrem Feydi, Bahrovz Aydini
  • Country: Iran
  • Year: 1992
  • Running Time: 95 minutes
  • Producer: Ali Reza Zarrin
  • Screenplay: Abbas Kiarostami
  • Cinematographers: Homayun Payvar
  • Language: Persian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes