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Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Iran 1979 53 mins. In Persian with English subtitles

This extraordinary film was made in the spring of 1979, not long after the shah’s overthrow. Kiarostami stages two versions of a classroom discipline situation—in one, a student tells on a troublemaker; in the other, seven students refuse to rat—and then has several adult authorities comment on the outcomes. The fascinating responses evoke conflicts between order and resistance. (Janus Films) Preceded by Solution (1978, 12 mins.), Orderly & Disorderly (1981, 17 mins.), and The Chorus (1982, 17 mins.).