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Life and Nothing More


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  • In utter control of this complex mise en scène, Kiarostami nevertheless understands the filmmaker’s role as a good observer and listener, ceding the spotlight so a local can explain how, even in the face of grievous misfortune, people might still want to watch a soccer match.

  • The film's exquisite sense of reality is of course a construction; it's really nothing more than a profound sense of material presence, a way of placing us as spectators in the middle of an event being reimagined and observed at the same time. Kiarostami's wonderful feeling for space and duration allows us to enjoy the unique textures of a place and event and gives us plenty of time to reflect on them.

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