Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016) is widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of world cinema.
"Where is the Friend's Home?" -- the Iran title "Khane-Ye Doust Kodjast?" is sometimes translated as "Where is the Friend's House?" -- is the first in Kiarostami’s world-renowned trilogy set in the village of Koker, Iran. Digitally restored for release in 2019, Kiarostami’s film tells the story of a young boy's epic quest to return a friend’s notebook that he has accidentally taken home from school.
Kiarostami's films have received praise from his contemporaries. He won a Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2000. Jean-Luc Godard has said, "Film begins with DW Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami" and Martin Scorsese praised him, "Kiarostami represents the highest level of artistry in the cinema," according to Stuart Jeffries in The Guardian in 2005.