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The Towering Humanity in Abbas Kiarostami's Films

Director Abbas Kiarostami's Where Is the Friend's House?, And Life Goes On, and Through the Olive Trees, packaged in Criterion's "The Koker Trilogy", offer profound life lessons from a modest Iranian village.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Abbas Kiarostami's 'Shirin'

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

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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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Ten (2002)

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

Elbert Ventura
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