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Zang-e Tafrih (1972)

A boy on his way home from school kicks a ball out of street where some children are playing. He's cased and forced to take a new way home.

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A boy on his way home from school kicks a ball out of street where some children are playing. He's cased and forced to take a new way home.

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Getting Rid of the Story
9 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

The second movie of Kiarostami, made in 1972. It calls in my mind some of the very first movies of Brakhage, especially The Way to Shadow Garden. In both cases, a minimalistic gem, nothing explained, a personage without history, without motivation, with the unique role of putting in value a disconcerting universe.

Is it the admirable end of Breaktime a negative stasis (like in the movie of Brakhage)? Well, it is somehow a way to the Gardens of Shadow, too, though I think it is, much more, something else: it is an end refusing to be the end (as the movie actually has no beginning, also). This fourteen minutes movie dares to eliminate the story from its structure! It is a shame that Breaktime passed unobserved, because it was marking a new age in the history of cinema.


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