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Iranian Cinema: 76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami

Fri, Aug 18 / 7 pm
Directed by Seyfolah Samadian
2016, Iran, 76 min
Farsi with English subtitles

In partnership with Amir Ganjavie, president of Phoenix Cultural Centre of Toronto and CineIran, an annual festival of contemporary Iranian cinema in Toronto, Cinematheque presents the first in an ongoing series of  innovative, original, Iranian cinema.

A singular, touching portrait of Abbas Kiarostami based on the memories of one of his closest collaborators. For over 25 years, photographer, cinematographer and author Seifollah Samadian was right by the famed director’s side., Samadian, worked as the cinematographer on ABC Africa and Five, wanted to pay his own tribute to the Iranian filmmaker who died on July 4, aged 76 years and 15 days. Based on a suggestion from Kiarostami’s son, this film collage brings together excerpts from the various journeys made by the two men in order to deliver a fragmented, moving portrait.

Plays With:
Take Me Home, Dir. / 2016/ Iran / 16 min
Abbas Kiarostami takes his camera to south of Italy and creates a beautiful, playful video of alleys and stairs.

 

Reviews

Both moving and apt in its intimate portrait of the director... the film uses exclusive video footage spanning many phases in Kiarostami’s life and career to describe a multitalented artist and an exceptional man who joyfully embraced life. - Hollywood Reporter
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