Homework (1989)

  |  Documentary, Drama

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In this documentary, Kiarostami asks a number of students about their school homework. The answers of some children shows the darker side of this method of education.

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23 December 2009 | mikehop1
| Worth persevering with
I've only recently discovered Kiarostami. In the last few weeks I've watched "The Wind will Carry Us", "Under the Olive Trees" and now "Homework". Yes, they are slow. No they are not action packed, exciting or epic. But in each case, I'm glad I persevered. "Homework" is probably the slowest of the three I've seen, and I have to admit I did consider giving up after half an hour or so. But when it finished, I was very glad I'd watched it. The conclusion is very moving, but has to be seen in the context of the whole film, so don't just jump to the end.

What his films show you is that Iranian people are very much like you and me. Each has his or her own problems and concerns. Kiarostami finds beauty and intensity in what appear to be mundane situations. He has a great eye for simple situations which have wider implications. A great director.

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Plot Summary


Documentary | Drama


Release Date:

1 January 1989



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Tehran, Iran

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