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Films with: Kiarostami, Abbas

A portrait of contemporary Iran, as seen through the eyes of one woman as she drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days. Her journey is comprised of ten conversations with various female passengers, and shed light on the lives of these women whose voices are seldom heard.
DVD 3837
24 frames
In his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami created a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema.
DVD 12910
A.B.C Africa
Over the course of a 10-day visit to Uganda, Abbas Kiarostami uses his camera to capture and caress the faces of a thousand orphans, many whose parents died of AIDS. Alternately heartbreaking and optimistic.
DVD 3512
Bad ma ra khahad bord The wind will carry us /
A group of men from the city traverse the rural Iranian countryside, looking for the village of Siah Dareh, following directions such as "turn left at the big tree on top of the hill," seemingly lost. The driver, respectfully called "Engineer" by the villagers, is in this remote location to record a funeral ritual that will follow the death of a woman reputed to be more than 100 years old. As he waits and she rallies, he becomes a figure of some amusement in the valley--whenever his cell phone beeps, he charges to higher ground in his Land Rover in order to get proper reception. And as he waits to complete his task, he is transformed from a nosy outsider into a reverent observer, seeing all the transient beauty and eternal wonder of the human experience in one poor, small, rural village.
DVD 8634
Copie conforme Certified copy /
What seems at first to be a straightforward tale of two people getting to know each other over the course of an afternoon gradually reveals itself as something richer, stranger, and trickier: a mind-bending reflection on authenticity, in art as well as in relationships. Both cerebrally and emotionally engaging, reminds us that love itself is an enigma.
DVD 8747
Istgah-Matrouk Deserted station /
A photographer and his young wife are stranded in a remote village after their car breaks down. The only adult inhabitant leaves with the photographer to find help, leaving the woman to teach the village children, whose parents are nowhere to be found.
DVD 6979
Khaneh-ye doust kojast Where is my friend's house? /
An 8-year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
DVD 10192
Like someone in love a film /
Over a period of two days, a young prostitute and a widower develop an unexpected connection.
DVD 10359
Nema-ye nazdik Close-up /
At the heart of this true story is Hossein Sabzian, an unemployed movie buff who finds himself mistaken for the enigmatic director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The misunderstanding takes on a life of its own and Sabzian ends up in jail where his trial is filmed by Kiarostami.
DVD 1332
Shīrīn My sweet Shirin /
"Ostensibly an adaptation of a 12th century Persian poem about a young princess courted by two men, a nobleman and an artist, Kiarostami never shows us the film in question. Instead, we are invited to reconstruct the narrative from dialogue and sound, as well as the emotions that flash across the faces of a rapt, mostly female audience."--Container.
DVD 8633
Taʹm e guilass Taste of cherry /
Mr. Badii, ceaselessly driving through the red-brown hills around Tehran in search of assistance in his suicide, receives from each of the men he asks for help a viewpoint on life.
DVD 692
Through the olive trees
A young homeless and illiterate bricklayer is given a small role in a film as the newly-wed husband of the girl he adores. He persists with his dream to make her his real wife.
DVD 11093
Zendegi va digar hich Life and nothing more /
A father and son travel to Quoker and meet earthquake survivors who desperately and valiantly work to reconstruct their lives. The film investigates the aftermath of a devastating 1990 earthquake which killed some 50,000 people in northern Iran.
DVD 11092