Thursday, August 28 2014
Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable.
Friday, April 5 2013
There's a sort of hypnotics at work in Deniz Tortum's Zayiat that hints at the core idea of the story while still keeping that essential kernel of je ne sais quoi intact.
Tuesday, May 22 2012
Day five witnesses a trio of films from some of the artform's leading lights: Michael Haneke returns with Amour, Hong Sang-soo competes with In Another Country, and the incomparable Abbas Kiarostami produces a new masterwork.
Sunday, August 14 2011
Mid-way through our series, Day 5 is a glorious mishmash of international auteurist cinema. Today we go from saints and sinners, from Brookyln to Britain, from the beginning of time to the Dystopian future, and around the world and beyond.
Wednesday, September 23 2009
A charming but confounding Iranian anti-romance based on the story of Scheherazade -- but with cookery substituting for storytelling.
Tuesday, July 21 2009
A delightful, experimental discovery from the master of Iranian cinema...
Sunday, January 13 2008
A high-speed collision between Krzysztof Kieślowski's Dekalog and Woody Allen’s Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex.
Thursday, May 22 2003
Abbas Kiarostami has made a career of demolishing our complacency as viewers, blurring the divides between fiction and documentary, spectator and screen.