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Abbas Kiarostami


Close-UpClose-Up (1990) Recommended
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Feat. Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf
A uniquely–devised work intermingling life and art, documentary and fiction, born of a real life incident in which an unemployed film buff is…
Through the Olive TreesThrough the Olive Trees (1994)
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Feat. Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Keradmand, Zerifeh Shiva
An extreme simplicity of style and storytelling disguises complex meditations on human nature and cinema in a typically distinctive film –…
Taste of Cherry, ATaste of Cherry, A (1997) Aro Favourite
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Feat. Homayon Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari
Kiarostami's Palme D'Or winner follows the 'last rites' of an affluent, suicidal middle–aged man who scours the streets of Teheran for an…
Masterworks of Abbas Kiarostami, TheMasterworks of Abbas Kiarostami, The (Taste of Cherry; The Wind Will Carry Us; Ten) (1997-2002)
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Three features from acclaimed Iranian dir. Abbas Kiarostami in a single box–set.
Wind Will Carry Us, TheWind Will Carry Us, The (2001) Recommended
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Feat. Behzad Dourani
Carried by the dir.’s deadpan comic instincts and more minimally poetic, this quasi–fable concerns (what seems to be) a documentary crew who…
TenTen (10) (2002) Recommended
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Teasing but ultimately rewarding drama, in which a video camera, mounted on the dashboard of a car in Tehran, records the lives of the driver and…
TicketsTickets (2005)
Dir. Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach
Surprisingly succinct take on the "omnibus" film sees the trifecta of Olmi, Kiarostami and Loach intersect three eclectic stories on a…
Chacun Son CinemaChacun Son Cinema (To Each His Own Cinema) (2007) Recommended
Dir. Theo Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August
35 auteurs convey the meaning of cinema in less than three minutes each, in this epic commission to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film…
ShirinShirin (2008)
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Feat. Juliette Binoche, Leila Hatami
From Abbas Kiarostami's avant–grade phase, this non–narrative tableaux of Iranian actresses (and one Juliette Binoche) enthralled by a…
Certified CopyCertified Copy (2010) Recommended
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Feat. Juliette Binoche, William Shimell
Juliette Binoche steals the company of an erudite author for an afternoon of conversation and consternation in this breezy, yet cerebral stroll…

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