By Abbas Kiarostami

Original title – Zangu-e tafrih
International title – BREAKTIME
French title – La Récréation


Punished for having smashed a window with his ball, a child has to stand in the school corridor. When classes finish he heads for home only to find his way blocked by a football match.
He manages to get through but finds himself on a bumpy road that leads to the city limits.


Sirus Hssanpour and the pupils of Mehr-Shahr’s school


Written & Directed by – Abbas Kiarostami
Directors of Photography – Ali-Reza Zarrindast – Morteza Rastegar
Editing – Rouhollah Emami
Sound Designer – Harayer

Produced by – Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults – Kanoon

International Sales & Festivals – MK2 FILMS