Under the Olive Trees (Zire darakhatan zeyton) (Through the Olive Trees)
Under the Olive Trees (Zire darakhatan zeyton) (Through the Olive Trees) (1994)

This Iranian movie about making movies wavers between a documentary and a fictional drama. It is the third in director Abbas Kiarostami's cycle of films that include Where Is My Friend's Home? and And Life Goes On. Like the others,… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 1, 1994
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... a marvelous glimpse into the working methods of Kiarostami, but that becomes merely one of the many layers of "reality" in this film.

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Jeremy Heilman

The third film in Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's unofficial trilogy extends the themes present in the previous two films to the point of emotionally numbing, if intellectually admirable, redundancy.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There's a reason Kiarostami is considered one of the best filmmakers in the world today, so that even one of his minor films cannot be easily dismissed.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Mesmerizingly beautiful composed views of the rugged landscape in real time

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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

The final shot is one of the best you'll ever see.

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Carlos Magalh„es
Kiarostami continues to prove us that he is a genius in the way he interweaves reality and fiction, and even if this third Koker film may feel a bit redundant… More
Stella Dallas
my least favorite of the trilogy is still great. the various layers, in jokes and reference to the previous films have become staggering by this time so… More
Dimitris Springer
Expressive and staggeringly touching.The process of film-making and the various interactions by the members/crew,job and personal issues altogether.A brilliant… More