Abbas Kiarostami
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The 100 Essential Directors Part 5: Derek Jarman to Mike Leigh
14 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM

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.

//Columns

Trapped in a Car Driving Through the Desert with Abbas Kiarostami’s 'A Taste of Cherry'
3 Dec 2013 // 8:30 PM

As civil liberties were absorbed by the religious state and exacting codes of conduct were implemented with brutal force in Iran, Kiarostami used his canvas to show hope to his countrymen.

//Reviews

'The Wind Will Carry Us' Is a Challenging Climb to the Top of the Hill
27 Aug 2014 // 8:09 PM

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

Kiarostami's 'Like Somone in Love' Is Like Something Beautiful
25 Jun 2014 // 1:00 AM

Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami doubles-down on familiar themes in this film, with varying results.

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NYFF: Abbas Kiarostami's 'Like Someone in Love'
12 Oct 2012 // 3:30 AM

The Iranian director sets his latest film in Japan (in Japanese) with newcomers. The pervasive discomfort throughout manages to linger after the film ends, but the viewer is left to determine the conclusion.

Cannes 2012: Day 5 - 'Amour' + 'In Another Country' + 'Like Someone in Love'
21 May 2012 // 10:17 PM

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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Iranian Master Filmmaker Turns His Eye on Japan
14 Feb 2013 // 8:31 PM

Abbas Kiarostami is one of the pillars of Iranian cinema, but because of the turbulent climate at home and his own artistic inquisitiveness, he has recently traveled outside Iran to make his films, in a manner he parallels to the recent vagabond works of Woody Allen.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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