Life, and Nothing More... ★★★★★

“the world cup is once every four years and the earthquake... every forty”

kiarostami reflecting upon the forward momentum disaster brought to tehran as both his home and a past subject. the caverns of these locations are inspected more closely than in where is my friends house, signifying that through the pain and rubble all they can do is love deeper upon rebuilding. an awareness and gratitude to one’s surroundings that is only brought through loss. one of the most hopeful movies i’ll ever see.

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