A Close-up of Abbas Kiarostami Feb 08 – Feb 17

A Close-up of Abbas Kiarostami
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See three films or more and save with our Discount Package! Stop by the Furman Gallery to check out a stunning exhibition of photography by Abbas Kiarostami.

Special offer for retrospective attendees: See Kiarostami's latest masterpiece Like Someone in Love (NYFF50), opening February 15, for just $9 when you present any ticket stub from this series at the box office!

From sublime shorts and early documentaries and narratives on through a stunning string of films in the 1990s and a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of the possibilities of digital video in the new century, the cinema of Abbas Kiarostami stands as one of contemporary cinema’s most vital and important statements. This comprehensive survey offers audiences a rare chance to take in the full measure of a grand master. Series programmed by Robert Koehler.

In This Series

10 on Ten

10 on Ten

Abbas Kiarostami | 2004 | Video | 88 mins

Returning to the locations of his breakthrough hit The Wind Will Carry Us, Kiarostami opens up about his views on the purpose of cinema in the past and in the digital age.

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ABC Africa

ABC Africa

Abbas Kiarostami | 2001 | 85 mins

Kiarostami’s first video-shot feature is both self-reflective and keenly observant of the lively spirits of AIDS orphans in Uganda.

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Certified Copy

Certified Copy

Abbas Kiarostami | 2010 | 35mm | 106 mins

An antiques dealer (Juliette Binoche) and a philosopher (William Shimell) may—or may not—be meeting for the first time in Abbas Kiarostami’s stimulating and provocative relationship drama.

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Close-Up

Close-Up

Abbas Kiarostami | 1990 | 35mm | 98 mins

A masterful exploration of the nature of truth and cinematic illusion with a distinctly humorous tone, Close-Up has been widely hailed as one of Kiarostami’s crowning achievements and among the greatest films of the 1990s.

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Fellow Citizen

Abbas Kiarostami | 1983 | 52 mins

Due to print availability issues, Fellow Citizen and Orderly or Disorderly will be shown on DVD. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Caught up in Tehran’s insane bottlenecks and gridlock, a traffic cop tries to enforce the rules and regulations in Kiarostami’s comic documentary portrait. Screening with Orderly or Disorderly.

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First Graders

First Graders

Abbas Kiarostami | 1985 | DVD | 85m mins

Due to print availability issues, First Graders and Solution No. 1 will be shown on DVD. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Disruptive students in an elementary school are sent to the principal’s office for the familiar cycle of questioning, confession, and repentance in Kiarostami’s typically sly, observant documentary about grade-school rituals. Screening with Solution No. 1

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Five Dedicated to Ozu

Five Dedicated to Ozu

Abbas Kiarostami | 2003 | 54 mins

A stunning five-part video work that engulfs the viewer in the mesmerizing details of small moments in mostly watery landscapes. One of Kiarostami’s most daring experiments. Screening with Roads of Kiarostami

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Homework

Abbas Kiarostami | 1989 | 86 mins

Due to print availability issues, Homework will be shown on DVD. We apologize for the inconvenience.

In this “filmed inquiry,” Kiarostami questions grade-school students about their excessive homework, the allure of TV cartoons, and other temptations with delightful and unforgettable results. Screening with Breaktime

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Life and Nothing More…

Life and Nothing More…

Abbas Kiarostami | 1992 | 35mm | 95 mins

In the second part of Kiarostami’s celebrated Koker trilogy, the director’s onscreen alter-ego goes searching for the stars of his previous film, Where is the Friend’s Home?, in the earthquake-devastated rubble of a Northern Iranian village.

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The Report

Abbas Kiarostami | 1977 | 112 mins

The marriage of a tax collector accused of taking bribes and his emotionally alienated wife (Shohreh Aghdashloo in one of her first screen roles) is in deep crisis.

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Shirin

Shirin

Abbas Kiarostami | 2009 | HDCAM | 92 mins

Over 100 Iranian female stage and film actors, as well as Juliette Binoche, watch an off-screen performance of a tragedy by the great Persian poet Nazami Ganjavi.

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Shorts Program

Shorts Program

Special ticket price: $6 for everyone!

A program of short films from Director Abbas Kiarostami including NoSummer Afternoon and an episode from Tickets.

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Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry

Abbas Kiarostami | 1997 | 35mm | 99 mins

A man traverses Tehran’s hilly outskirts looking for a volunteer for a disturbing task in Kiarostami’s remarkable Cannes Palme d’Or winner.

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Ten

Ten

Abbas Kiarostami | 2002 | 35mm | 91 mins

In this elegant and engrossing drama, set entirely within the confines of a car, a woman ferries passengers by car from one place to another in Tehran.

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Through the Olive Trees

Through the Olive Trees

Abbas Kiarostami | 1994 | 35mm | 103 mins

In the magnificent concluding chapter of the “Koker” trilogy, Kiarostami now looks at the process of filmmaking from a double-layered remove, as a local stonemason, cast in a role in the film-within-the-film, continues to pursue his leading lady long after the director says “cut.”

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The Traveler

The Traveler

Abbas Kiarostami | 1974 | 35mm | 83 mins

Kiarostami’s first full-length feature depicts a resourceful but amoral 10-year-old boy stopping at nothing to see the Iranian national football team play an important match. Screening with Bread and Alley

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The Wedding Suit

The Wedding Suit

Abbas Kiarostami | 1976 | 51 mins

Due to print availability issues, we will no longer be showing The Experience as part of this program.

A young teen orphan boy works where he sleeps, in a photography shop, which becomes an arena for his growing fascination with a more mature, middle-class girl. Screening with Bread and Alley (10m) and Breaktime (11m).

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Where Is the Friend’s Home?

Where Is the Friend’s Home?

Abbas Kiarostami | 1987 | 35mm | 83 mins

In the first part of Kiarostami’s internationally acclaimed “Koker” trilogy, a schoolboy’s journey to return his best friend’s notebook reveals much about the human condition. Screening with Two Solutions for One Problem

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The Wind Will Carry Us

The Wind Will Carry Us

Abbas Kiarostami | 1999 | 35mm | 118 mins

A camera crew imposes upon the people of a remote village, resulting in an uncommon meditation on culture and human activity that is one of Kiarostami’s crowning masterpieces.

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