And Life Goes On (Zendegi va digar hich) (Life, and Nothing More)
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And Life Goes On (Zendegi va digar hich) (Life, and Nothing More)
The thin distinction between fiction and reality comes in for some blurring in this fact-based near-documentary. Learning of a major earthquake, the director of a children's movie, Where Is My Friend's Home?, is worried about two of his performers in that film. He sets out with his son to interview the survivors and learn the fate of his two acquaintances. However, he hires locals to play himself and his son and hires local earthquake survivors to play other earthquake survivors. When his alter-egos discover the actors, they are two people who have been hired to impersonate the two… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a film that denies even the most rudimentary of dramatic arcs: Nothing happens, and yet life erupts all around."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"So natural are Kiarostami's non-professional actors, that the line between fiction and non-fiction is continually blurred."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"An amazing film that never fails to hold your interest."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The responsibility that Kiarostami feels toward truth combined with the genuine compassion that he displays toward his "characters" makes the film profoundly humanistic."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"If one thing is evident, it's that Kiarostami enjoys blurring the line between real life and fiction."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy