The Colors

The Colors

The Colors

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Country: Iran

Year: 1976

Runtime: 16 minutes

Color / Mono

Ostensibly a film for children, this picture book essay about the range of hues that brighten our world has the air of a delightfully playful formalistic exercise. As the narrator runs though the colors one by one, Kiarostami shows us where each appears in nature and in human life (which occasions some great views of pre-revolutionary consumer culture in Iran). Of course, a little boy is featured‚ and in one memorable sequence he fantasizes about being a race car driver.

The Colors
The Colors
The Colors
The Colors
The Colors

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