Breaktime

Breaktime

Breaktime

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Country: Iran

Year: 1972

Runtime: 11 minutes

Black & White / Mono

Disciplined at school for breaking a window, a boy joins a throng of his schoolmates as they make a cacophonous exit onto Tehran's streets. He then briefly joins an impromptu soccer game but disrupts it by stealing the ball and running away, and ends up drifting aimlessly along a busy highway. Free of dialogue but using unsynchronized sound throughout, this moody film shows Kiarostami expanding his visual vocabulary with zooms and crane and helicopter shots.

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