|New Yorker Films | Release Date: July 28, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Kiarostami's genius is elusive. His films may be unknowable, but they are undeniably hypnotic, charismatic.
A film poem of sometimes humbling beauty: a movie that opens up a new world to us - in the mountains of Iranian Kurdistan - with an enchanting freshness and austerity of vision.
The best film we'll see this year.
Will test your powers of attention. The effort is worth every minute.
The rhythm of rural life has rarely seemed so lucid and luminous.
If you've had enough of the loony tunes coming from Florida, this piece of absurdist serio-comedy is the perfect picture.
A brilliant if slow-paced movie about one man's unwitting journey into adulthood.
It's a meditation on life and death, but it's less somber and more light-handed, subtle, and mischievously funny.
"Nothing happening" is everything happening between the lines, in the gap created between what is unstated onscreen and what we bring to the story ourselves.
The impact of its finish has been dissipated by too much meandering along the way.
Poetic but tedious and all but plotless.
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