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Abbas Kiarostami – Iranian Master

A WEEK WITH KIAROSTAMI (Mohara Yuji, 1999)
A Week with Kiarostami is the perfect companion piece to Abbas Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us (showing in MIFF this year), as it documents the making of that award-winning film. ... "A team led … Read more

ABC AFRICA (Abbas Kiarostami, 2001)
2001 saw a number of firsts for Kiarostami— his first film shot outside his native Iran, and his first film shot entirely on digital video.Travelling to Uganda, at the request of the United Nat… Read more

CLOSE-UP (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
"Werner Herzog calls this 'the greatest documentary on filmmaking I have ever seen.' Much stranger than fiction, Close-Up recounts the bizarre case of Hosem Sabzian, a frustrated film buff who preten… Read more

HOMEWORK (Abbas Kiarostami, 1989)
Shot in 1987, at the height of the Iran-Iraq war, Homework is an extraordinary snapshot of an Iranian primary school and the children who know the meaning of the word 'punishment' but few have heard … Read more

TASTE OF CHERRY (Abbas Kiarostami, 1996)
Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1997, Taste of Cherry follows the plight of a desolate man, searching for someone to bury him, as he contemplates suicide. Although dark in tone, the film is und… Read more

TEN (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
"A very remarkable film, one of the very best of the year—remarkable for its strenuous technical simplicity, for its superbly intelligent acting and for the extraordinary, almost unmediated acc… Read more

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