Articles tagged abbas kiarostami

‘The Wind Will Carry Us’ Is a Challenging Climb to the Top of the Hill

Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable.

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5 Apr 2013 // 8:00 AM

A Thousand Frames: ‘Zayiat’

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.

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Cannes 2012: Day 5 - ‘Amour’ + ‘In Another Country’ + ‘Like Someone in Love’

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.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 5: Derek Jarman to Mike Leigh

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.

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23 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

The Fish Fall in Love

A charming but confounding Iranian anti-romance based on the story of Scheherazade -- but with cookery substituting for storytelling.

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21 Jul 2009 // 2:00 AM

Abbas Kiarostami’s ‘Shirin’

A delightful, experimental discovery from the master of Iranian cinema...

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13 Jan 2008 // 8:59 PM

The Ten

A high-speed collision between Krzysztof Kieślowski's Dekalog and Woody Allen’s Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex.

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22 May 2003 // 12:00 AM

Ten (2002)

Abbas Kiarostami has made a career of demolishing our complacency as viewers, blurring the divides between fiction and documentary, spectator and screen.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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