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  1. diliuta's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

  2. jb666's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    How is it possible to tell so much with so little? Pure brilliance.

  3. lesminho's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

  4. Aardsy's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

  5. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    Hossein is such a Reply Guy, but that final scene...we truly lost a great.

  6. Georges Iroh's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    Nothing, not even the magic of film, can make false feelings true. A romantic romp that gets a lot of comedic mileage out of the repetitious dialogue, the elder Kiarostami finding the humor in the same techniques his younger self had employed to cultivate mysteries. My favorite moment has to be when the Ahmadpour brothers silently watch the production of the fiction film on the subject of trying to locate them.

  7. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    The final film in the Abbas trilogy, and while ultimately my least favorite it is still really solid filmmaking. The simple originality of this trilogy is evident, and what is clear here is that Abbas inspires himself and that is pivotal for an auteur. The story mainly focuses on one particular scene from the previous film and its surrounding and backstory.

  8. Knights of Odessa's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

  9. dionysus67's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    Marvellous piece of filmmaking: Film within a film but this is the least of this masterpiece's many merits, most of which pertain to the incredible sense of aural signifiers inserted into the Kiarostami 'ladder' that leads from the debris of earthquake, the elision of the filmmaking process, the summons of love, and the philosophical manifesto of 'coincidentia oppositorum' on the pickup truck to transcendence itself!

  10. Ali Mossawat's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    what a fool i was gave this masterpiece less than 5

  11. Renton47's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    Who inspires, more than Kiarostami, the idea of cinema as living entity in conversation with us and itself? I think what compels cinephiles, especially here, is the importance placed on things beyond the frame - the factors creating cinema beyond the auteur. The thesis of this trilogy. Wrapping my head around the interplay of reality and film in Koker was like endless nesting dolls. The use of side mirror, my god.

  12. Erik F.'s rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

  13. Sander Moyson's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    Love: a force both strong and weak, big and small, free and constrained, as it shimmers in vain in the humble eyes of these characters.

  14. josé neves's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    35mm, rewatched. How many layers fit in this movie? How many simultaneities of representation? The world as form and representation, form of representation and vice versa? In the extraordinary final frame, its duration is both its visibility and its perceptual difficulty-how many levels to look at in this image? What filmmaker gives us so much imagery (and sound) breeding now, and so naturally?

  15. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

  16. Kamran's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    Kiarostami illustrates through romance the soul's will to persevere. He forms a grand tapestry of life and artifice, of reality and illusion. Kiarostami is the master of weaving film art and realism. 87/100 - Excellent (4.5)

  17. FISCHER's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    Sur le principe du film dans le film, une oeuvre respectable... www.cinefiches.com

  18. Mario Tomchev's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

  19. Moses Lumpkin's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    Kiarostami once said "I don't mind if people sleep during my films. as long as they dream about them afterwards". In doing so, he basically described me watching this. Still on the brain.

  20. xuxuxush's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    A curious work that suggests, in a myriad of little ways, that life cannot conform to art--from the recalcitrant actors who for various reasons cannot say their lines, to the oddly substanceless and asymmetrical off-camera relationship between the on-camera couple, to that last shot that resolutely keeps the viewer (and director) at bay. We are reminded of the limits of representation, and the opacity of others.

  21. J0NS's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

  22. misu's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

  23. Kevin Costner's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    A great film from a great filmmaker, truly masterpiece, Kiarostami proves his directorial grace and greatness....

  24. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Through the Olive Trees

    I'm hoping for a box set of the trilogy so that I can study their subtle through-lines. When I first saw this, it was like attending a friend's wedding-- at long last.

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