Wednesday, June 25 2014
Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami doubles-down on familiar themes in this film, with varying results.
Thursday, May 31 2012
The Paperboy and Like Someone in Love complicate viewers' experiences, detailing the lives of characters who look at first like they're only clichés.
Friday, October 12 2012
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
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.
Thursday, February 14 2013
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.