|The Bread and Alley|
Screenshot from the film
|Directed by||Abbas Kiarostami|
|Written by||Abbas Kiarostami|
|Running time||10 min.|
The Bread and Alley (Persian: نان و کوچه, Nān o Kūcheh) is a 1970 Iranian short film directed and written by Abbas Kiarostami. The ten-minute film was the first film directed by Kiarostami.
Shot in black and white, the film tells the story of a little boy walking home with a loaf of bread who is confronted by a hungry dog, placing his safety at risk.
This film depicted a reality that young boys could identify with. It set a precedent with the use use of a boy as main protagonist, a choice that has become a big part of most of Kiarostami's films since.