The Koker Trilogy (Criterion Collection) (Digipack Blu ray) [USA]

C.C. 95

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Sep 10, 2014
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Release Date: August 27, 2019
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Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami first came to international attention for this wondrous, slyly self-referential series of films set in the rural northern-Iranian town of Koker. Poised delicately between fiction and documentary, comedy and tragedy, the lyrical fables in The Koker Trilogy exemplify both the gentle humanism and playful sleight of hand that define the director’s sensibility. With each successive film, Kiarostami takes us deeper into the behind-the-scenes “reality” of the film that preceded it, heightening our understanding of the complex network of human relationships that sustain both a movie set and a village. The result is a gradual outward zoom that reveals the cosmic majesty and mystery of ordinary life.




  • New 2K digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
  • New audio commentary on And Life Goes On featuring Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum, coauthors of Abbas Kiarostami
  • Abbas Kiarostami: Truths and Dreams, a 1994 documentary
  • New interview with Abbas Kiarostami’s son Ahmad Kiarostami
  • New conversation between Iranian-film scholar Jamsheed Akrami and film critic Godfrey Cheshire
  • Conversation from 2015 between Kiarostami and film-festival programmer Peter Scarlet
  • New English subtitle translations
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Godfrey Cheshire
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