The first film in Abbas Kiarostamiâs sublime, interlacing Koker Trilogy
takes a simple premiseâa boy searches for the home of his classmate, whose school notebook he has accidentally takenâand transforms it into a miraculous, childâs-eye adventure of the everyday. As our young hero zigzags determinedly across two towns, aided (and sometimes misdirected) by those he encounters, his quest becomes both a revealing portrait of rural Iranian society in all its richness and complexity and a touching parable about the meaning of personal responsibility. Sensitive and profound, Where Is the Friendâs House?
is shot through with all the beauty, tension, and wonder a single day can contain.