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Paul and Corey Cross the Streams: Season 6, Episode 2 [‘Where Is the Friend’s House?’ (1987)]

Paul and Corey Cross the Streams is a bi-monthly podcast in which hosts Paul Pakler and Corey Pepper watch and review streaming content. It’s the Great American Podcast where two friends learn about life as they float down the river of streaming services.

Having amassed more than 100 episodes in its run, PACCTS’ sixth season will focus its sights on “the greatest films of all time” (both in the US and internationally), as assembled by the British Film Institute’s 2022 Sight and Sound Poll of industry critics. Corey will be choosing American films from the list, and Paul will be choosing international ones. 

Our goal is to examine the films that are considered great, and why that may be the case.  

(fanfare) For our hundredth film, Paul chose the film that made Abbas Kiarostami an international star, Where Is the Friend’s House? (1987), ranked at number 157.

A simple, yet profound, story of an eight-year-old boy trying to return his friend a notebook, Where Is the Friend’s House? can only be described as a perfect film. Paul and Corey discuss Kiarostami and his place within the Iranian New Wave and themes of duty, obedience, and love.

You simply have to watch this film.

This Episode’s Focus: Where Is the Friend’s House (1987)
Host’s Choice
: Paul Pakler
Stream on Criterion Channel
Corey’s Recipe Recommendations for This Episode:
10 iconic dishes of Iran and 25 most popular Persian foods

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Special thanks to Tobin for our incredible theme song and Dave Droxler for our podcast’s logo and artwork.




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