Iranian director Kiarostami is feted by his directing peers around the world, and this deceptively simple yet incredibly rich piece of cinema reminds us why. In Siah Deran, a remote village in Iranian Kurdistan, the locals (played by themselves) are perplexed by the arrival of some men in a car. They’ve come from Tehran – but for what? Conflicting answers fuel the mystery. Kiarostami potently blends stunning, poetic imagery and pacing with dashes of sly humour to create a film that succeeds on many levels.