The Colours

Original title: Rang-ha
Type: Fiction

Cast: Shahin

Written and Directed
by: Abbas Kiarostami
Director of Photography: Rastegar
Sound: Changuiz Sayyad
Company: Institute for Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults – Kanoon – Iran
Running Time: 15 min
Film Gauge: 16mm, Colour
Original version: Persian

This commissioned short heightens children’s awareness of colours: red, green, yellow, blue, orange, white, purple and black. Each colour gives rise to an inventory of everyday objects associated with them. The enumeration concludes with black, the colour of learning (the colour of ink and blackboards).