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Abbas Kiarostami: A Report


Wed, 09/07/2016 - 7:00pm

Abbas Kiarostami: A Report

Part of the Fall 2016 CMES Film Series: On the Job

Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (ILC), Room 150, 1500 E. University Blvd.

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The IFVC.com synopsis:

An analysis of the style and vision of Abbas Kiarostami, the world’s most iconic Iranian filmmaker, through the lens of his earliest work, including his first short film (Bread & Alley, 1970) and, particularly, his first feature, The Report. This early example of Kiarostami’s work gives insight into his poetic, humanistic tendencies, combining allegorical storytelling with a documentary, neo-realist sensibility, and often exploring the very nature of film as fiction, that have pervaded his work ever since, including such recent international sensations as A Taste of Cherry and Certified Copy. Exclusive interviews with film critics, historians and scholars (including the late great Andrew Sarris) and those directly involved in the making of The Report provide a look at how the career of this master independent auteur began and was shaped.

Bahman Maghsoudlou

Country of Origin
Iran, USA

(English Subtitles)

2013 / 83 min

Kamran Talattof, Roshan Institute Professor in Persian and Iranian Studies, University of Arizona

Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Persian and Iranian Studies