By Jonathan Rosenbaum, Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa
This penetrating research of the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's existence and paintings engages a cross-cultural discussion among Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, an Iranian filmmaker, and Jonathan Rosenbaum, a movie critic, either one of whom have an excessive curiosity in Kiarostami's paintings. A pioneer in Iranian cinema and regarded essentially the most debatable and influential filmmakers alive, Kiarostami has written or directed greater than twenty motion pictures. He received notoriety within the West within the Nineties with the breakaway movies "Close-Up" and "Through the Olive Trees" and have become the 1st Iranian director to win the Palme d'Or on the Cannes movie pageant for "Taste of Cherry". he's additionally principally credited for his contributions to the Iranian New Wave. Abbas Kiarostami is the 1st full-length, English-language examine of his paintings. a different and resplendent collaboration that includes special yet complementing views, the publication locations Kiarostami and his motion pictures in a countrywide context and offers American readers with invaluable insights into Iranian tradition, Kiarostami's portrayal of ladies and politics, and his impression on different filmmakers.
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