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Mohamad Ali Keshavarz,
Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Roushan Karam Elmi
This is the commencement of Abbas Kiarostami's association with young children and non professional actors.
Bread and Alley is the first film directed by veteran Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.By making a small kid as a protagonist of this film, he has inaugurated a new trend of making films with young and non professional actors.It is because of this professional stance that we can state that Nan Va Koutcheh is a good short film not only for young children but also for adults of all age groups.It shows how some universal concepts are easily grasped by both young and old alike.The main theme of the film is a short tale about infantile fear and the extraordinary relationship which links a human being to an animal.At the core of this film is a boy who is carrying some loaves of bread for his family.The sentiment of fear has been depicted without any kind of maudlin albeit emotional theatricality as the child protagonist gives an honest as well as frank acting performance.This is the reason why the whole game of fear appears to be much too real.Scenes showing a dog interacting with a young boy are pure cinematographic joy.The background score is lovely too and provides a healthy listening opportunity to all and sundry.
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