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    Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1976 • Iran

    Ostensibly a film for children, this picture-book essay about the range of hues that brighten our world has the air of a delightfully playful formalistic exercise. As a narrator runs though the colors one by one, Abbas Kiarostami shows us where each app...

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    Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1977 • Iran

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  • First Case, Second Case

    Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1979 • Iran
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