☆"It’s a film about homework."☆
Ah, the inspiration for Daft Punk's legendary debut album. I always wondered.
No, this is not that. It's better. Mašq-e šab ["Homework"] is Abbas Kiarostami's fantastic documentary from 1989, drawn from his own difficulties helping his son with the titular assignments. So, he did what any good father would: went to his kid's school and interviewed a bunch of boys about it, asking what sorts of issues they faced at school and at home, recorded them all and edited them down into a feature-length film.
This is why I don't have children. Also because I'm a garbage human being.
Made just after his first notable film, Where is the Friend's House?, this nonfiction piece alternates…