- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 21, 2005
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: First Run Features
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 09/10/2004
"BRIGHT LEAVES looks casual, like a chat, a stroll, a summer afternoon....While he seduces, McElwee also inspires, an artist who breathes free."
New York Times - 08/25/2004
"BRIGHT LEAVES leaves you feeling invigorated by the boundless curiosity, humor and high spirits of its creator."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2004
"[A] film that is as intricately self-reflexive as anything Kiarostami's done."
Los Angeles Times - 11/12/2004
"Inevitably poignant but also often amusing and always deeply touching, this film is likely to stick in one's memory for all its concerns, not just cigarettes."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/03/2004
"It's a meandering visit by a curious man with a quiet sense of humor, who pokes here and there in his family history, and the history of tobacco."
USA Today - 07/01/2005
"[A] lovingly original look at irony-laced history, local economy [and] health issues..."
- Theatrical Release: AUGUST 25, 2004 (NY)