Toothache

Original title: Dandan dard
Type: Fiction

Crew:
Written and Directed
by: Abbas Kiarostami
Director of Photography: Rastegar
Sound: Changuiz Sayyad
Special thanks to: Malek-zadeh, Karimi, Dianati, Assgari, Alimorad, Mirzaï
Company: Institute for Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults – Kanoon – Iran
Year:1980
Running Time: 23 min
Film Gauge: 16mm, Colour
Original version: Persian

Synopsis:
From father to son, dental hygiene has always been neglected in Mohammad Reza’s family.
Result: Both father and grandfather wear dentures. Mohammad himself is taken with a violent toothache that leads to his being dismissed from school. At the hospital, a specialist gives him some advice in the art of dental care.