Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable.
27 Aug 2014
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.
03 Dec 2013
Certified Copy invites us to both surrender to its aesthetic, decadent pleasures and also to meditate on the philosophical theories it exposes.
11 Jun 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.
21 May 2012
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.
14 Aug 2011
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