According to Public Relations of 48th Roshd international film Festival,
After the screening of Abbas Kiarostami's educational films collection which were welcomed, a review session of his films was held on monday ,November 19.
At the meeting of review session of Abbas Kiarostami’s films ,Saeed Pour Esmaeili, Cinema lecturer , pointed out to the Golden Age of Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, and the collaboration of directors such as Abbas Kiarostami, Amir Naderi, Majid Majidi and said:” The institute gave directors freedom to portray their concepts in their own .”
He argued that Kiarostami made his own artistic film, but he directly or indirectly addressed educational issues.
»That is why Abbas Kiarostami's films are still watchable because he taught and raised educational issues in the form of art and art language.«
Then Vahid Nikkhah Azad, the director of Roshd International Film Festival, said that he was personally stunned by watching Kiarostami Films and said:” homework (1989) was supposed to be screened at the festival, but due to the wide range of programs and the number of films, only five educational films were selected .”
He referred to the role of the institute to provide the opportunity to create such films and added:” When Kiarostami made educational films, he was a famous person; he was the one who made the titles of Qeysar. To make films for children, he tried to make them from children’s point of views.”
Ebrahim Forozesh, a veteran filmmaker and former colleagues of Abbas Kiarostami, was among the participants in the meeting. Referring to the making of educational films in the 60s and 70s; he said:” Bread and Alley is one of Kiarostami's films that at the height of simplicity, it speaks of the courage and effrot. These films were not ordered by anyoneو And they were made with the personal motives of directors who were concerned about children.”