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Taste of Cherry

(Dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1997)

A Reason to Live

In the past I’ve written extensively on the distinctive traits of Abbas Kiarostami’s wholly unique aesthetic in the world of cinema. 1,640 more words


Week 4: Interactive Modes and Docufictions

This week we looked two types of documentary that I was not very familiar with, they are;

  1. Interactive modes of documentary. This type of documentary is tailored towards people who like to interact whilst learning.
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Assessment 1

Kiarostami Double: Close-Up (1990) and Taste of Cherry (1997)

Over the years Iran has produced some truly great films and filmmakers. Majid Majidi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Dariush Mehrjui have all been the pioneers of the Iranian New Wave which started in the early 90’s, however, for me the one person who stands above them all is Abbas Kiarostami. 379 more words


Through the Olive Trees

(Dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1994)

Completing the Puzzle

The plot device of a movie within in a movie is nearly as old as cinema itself. From early experimental efforts like Dziga Vertov’s… 1,322 more words


Life, and Nothing More

(Dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1992)

The Art of Living

The biggest question surrounding Abbas Kiarostami’s follow-up to his magnum opus Close-Up is not whether or not it actually comprises a trilogy along with 1987’s… 715 more words



(Dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1990)

Look Closer

Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has toyed with the line between reality and fiction for so long now it has become the defining feature of his hefty body of work. 987 more words


Where Is the Friend's Home?

(Dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1987)

Right and Wrong

There’s this great little film from Abbas Kiarostami’s short film period entitled Two Solutions for One Problem… 1,026 more words