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First Graders (1984)

Avaliha (original title)
A concealed camera follows a group of first graders during their day at school.

Director:

Abbas Kiarostami
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A documentary film about a boys school in Iran. The film shows numerous, funny and moving interviews of many different young pupils of this school summoned by their superintendent for questions of discipline. The man is not severe, but clever and fair. He teaches loyalty, fellowship and righteousness to these boys. Besides these interviews, we see scenes of this school's quotidian life. Written by Jean-Louis Sauger

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Official Sites:

sourehcinema

Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

14 October 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

First Graders See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Avaliha became best picture of the year at Fajr Film Festival 1986. In that year they did not have a category for documentaries so it's been chose as the best picture of the year tied with another title Bahar. See more »

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