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First-Year Pupils
(Avaliha)

by Abbas KIAROSTAMI

An Iranian primary school in the mid-eighties. As soon as pupils have a fight, t h ey are sent to the headmaster who questions them so that they acknowledge responsibility for what they did. We follow the procession of pupils who made a commotion, fought or insulted each other. They go through a somewhat similar ritual (questioning, confessing, repenting), alternating with another very ritualised moment — the fifteen minutes of morning gymnastics.

  • Titre français
    Les Élèves du cours préparatoire
  • Original title
    Avaliha
  • Titre international
    First-Year Pupils
  • Scénario
    Abbas Kiarostami
  • Photo
    Homayoun Payvar
  • Montage
    Abbas Kiarostami
  • Sous-titrage

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