How To Make Use Of Leisure Time
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Runtime: 7 minutes
Color / Mono
The first installment in a series that didn't continue, this instructional film centers on an idle pair of twelve- and sixteen-year-old brothers trying to improve their surroundings by painting an old door. As the narrator gives step-by-step instructions, the boys go through the processes of sanding, applying primer, and ,mixing different paint colors. Whatever its educational value, the film's quiet enthusiasm for its subject also reflects Kiarostami's own interest in woodworking.