By Jonathan Rosenbaum, Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa
This penetrating learn 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 severe curiosity in Kiarostami's paintings. A pioneer in Iranian cinema and regarded the most arguable and influential filmmakers alive, Kiarostami has written or directed greater than twenty movies. He received notoriety within the West within the Nineteen 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 competition for "Taste of Cherry". he's additionally mostly credited for his contributions to the Iranian New Wave. Abbas Kiarostami is the 1st full-length, English-language learn of his paintings. a special and resplendent collaboration that includes specified yet complementing views, the booklet areas Kiarostami and his motion pictures in a countrywide context and gives American readers with precious insights into Iranian tradition, Kiarostami's portrayal of ladies and politics, and his effect on different filmmakers.
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