Through the Olive Trees

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Through the Olive Trees ★★★ Under the Olive Trees; Zire Darakhtan Zeyton 1994 (G)

Film-within-a-film is the last of a trilogy concerned with Persian village life, following “Where Is My Friend's House?” and “And Life Goes On.” Director, filming in an earthquakeravaged village, discovers that the young bricklayer playing the bridegroom in his film is actually in love with the local girl who's playing the bride. However, she's turned down his real-life marriage proposal, feeling that the uneducated man is beneath her. Farsi with subtitles. It may be rated G but considering the subject matter and the fact that the film is subtitled, don't consider this one for the kiddies. 104m/C VHS . IA Hossein Rezai, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Taherek Ladania, Zarifeh Shivah; D: Abbas Kiarostami; W: Abbas Kiarostami; C: Hossein Jafarian, Farhad Saba.