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Tag Archives: Abbas Kiarostami
Through the Olive Trees (1994) Abbas Kiarostami, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva
The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992) Read More »
What happens in the moments before and after a photograph is taken? 24 Frames answers this question and unites the two artistic languages Kiarostami dedicated his life to. Read More »
Copie conforme / Certified Copy (2010) Abbas Kiarostami, Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Drama
James Miller has just written a book on the value of a copy versus the original work of art. Read More »
On July 1983, lawmakers in Teheran decided to close off a section of the capital to regular traffic. Read More »
The Wind Will Carry Us / Bad Ma Ra Khahad Bord (1999) Abbas Kiarostami, Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi, Drama
This idiosyncratic drama from Iran begins as a jeep winds through the hills of Kurdistan, containing an engineer (Behzad Dourani) and his two assistants (whom we never see) as they search for a small village in the mountains. When they arrive, they are greeted by a young boy, who shows them a place they can stay and guides the engineer to the home of an old woman (also never seen) who seems to be dying. No one is sure what the engineer and his men are doing there; some locals think he’s keeping watch of the old woman and wants to purchase her land when she dies, while others think he could be an archeologist searching for rare artifacts.
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Earning his keep at a photography studio where he also sleeps, an orphan aspires to be closer to the object of his affection, an older girl from a higher social class.
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