Bread and Alley

Original Title: Nan va koucheh
Type: Fiction

Reza Hashemi & Mehdi Shahrvanfar

by: Abbas Kiarostami
Screenplay: Taghi Kiarostami
Director of Photography: Mehrdad Fakhimi
Editing: Manoutchehr Oliaee
Sound: Harayer
Company: Institute for Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults – Kanoon – Iran
Year: 1970
Running Time: 10 min
Film Gauge: 35mm, B& W
Original Version: No dialogue

A little boy makes his way home clutching a loaf of bread. In an alley, a stray dog blocks his path. Perplexed, the boy tries to follow an old man who unfortunately takes a different direction. The child then tries to pacify the dog by throwing him a piece of bread.