Take Me Home

Beautiful compositions. Lights encountering shadows. Black, white and shades of gray in between. These are the elements which constitute the short film Take Me Home by Abbas Kiarostami (1940–2016). In the opening scene a small boy plays with a football on a sunny terrace. As if the ball had a will of its own, an inner calling for an adventure: it starts to roll down. Stairs, more stairs and a little bit more stairs. Different kinds of stone, arches. The sounds of “thump, thump” are accompanied by Peter Soleimanipour’s cheerful instrumental music. It is as if people have been erased from the picture. Dogs and cats are the cast of the most memorable supporting roles.

Kiarostami, who was Iranian, was not only a filmmaker but also a photographer and a poet. The static scenes of Take Me Home resemble photographic art; the ball brings the movement into them. The film is, in its simplicity, poetic and multidimensional in its interpretation. Football is an international sport, it is played everywhere. We all might also drift far away from home.

Tii Starck / Translation: Anniina Hautakoski

Language: no speech

Note! This is a joint screening with 76 Minutes and 15 Seconds With Abbas Kiarostami (76 min). The total duration of the screening is 91 min.

Joint screening Take Me Home / 76 Minutes and 15 Seconds With Abbas Kiarostami


  • Director: Abbas Kiarostami
  • Country: Iran
  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 16 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Abbas Kiarostami
  • Editing: Adel Yaraghi
  • Audio: Ensieh Maleki
  • Music: Peter Soleimanipour
  • Production: Kiarostami Foundation


  • Kiasma: Thursday 26.1. at 18:30
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