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    Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1981 • Iran

    The first shot shows students descending a staircase in calm, orderly fashion, then the second details the same action as a chaotic rush. Separated by slates and director Abbas Kiarostami’s voice intoning, “Sound, camera,” subsequent sequences describe ...

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    Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1984 • Iran

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    Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1987 • Iran

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