By Abbas Kiarostami

Original title – Mashgh-e shab
International title – HOMEWORK 
French title – Devoirs du soir


According to Kiarostami, « Mashgh-e Shab is not a film but a filmed inquiry into the problems of the Iranian educational system made evident with my own children every evening after school ». Interviewed at school by the director himself, the pupils are filmed in close up with their backs against the wall. They talk about their excessive amount of homework competing with TV cartoons and the punishment which it entails.


Abbas Kiarostami and young schoolchildren in their own roles.


Written & Directed by – Abbas Kiarostami
Director of Photography – Iraj safavi & Ali Asghar Mirzaei
Editing – Abbas Kiarostami
Original Music – Mohammad-Reza Aligholi
Sound Recordist – Ahmad Asgari
Sound Designer – Changuiz Sayyad

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

International Sales & Festivals – MK2 FILMS