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Features

Sunday, August 14 2011

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.


Columns

Tuesday, December 3 2013

Trapped in a Car Driving Through the Desert with Abbas Kiarostami’s 'A Taste of Cherry'

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

Wednesday, August 27 2014

'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.


Wednesday, June 25 2014

Kiarostami's 'Like Somone in Love' Is Like Something Beautiful

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


Monday, June 11 2012

Philosophy has Never Been This Sensual: 'Certified Copy'

Certified Copy invites us to both surrender to its aesthetic, decadent pleasures and also to meditate on the philosophical theories it exposes.


Wednesday, May 30 2012

Cannes 2012: 'The Paperboy' + 'Like Someone in Love'

The Paperboy and Like Someone in Love complicate viewers' experiences, detailing the lives of characters who look at first like they're only clichés.


Wednesday, July 21 2010

'Close-Up' Is Alas, Not Quite Close Enough

Abbas Kiarostami's breakthrough 1990 fiction/documentary eagerly chases down its fascinating subject, with uneven results.


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Blogs

Friday, October 12 2012

NYFF: Abbas Kiarostami's 'Like Someone in Love'

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.


Monday, May 21 2012

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.


Monday, July 20 2009

Abbas Kiarostami's 'Shirin'

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


News

Thursday, February 14 2013

Iranian Master Filmmaker Turns His Eye on Japan

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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