24 Frames

24 Frames

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 2017 • Iran

For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami selected twenty-four still images—most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and digitally animated each one into its own subtly evolving four-and-a-half-minute vignette, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. 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.

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24 Frames
  • 24 Frames

    Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 2017 • Iran

    For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. ...

Extras

  • Ahmad Kiarostami

    In this interview shot in 2018, director Abbas Kiarostami’s son Ahmad talks about his father’s last film, 24 Frames.

  • Godfrey Chesire and Jamsheed Akrami

    In 2018, the Criterion Collection recorded this conversation between critic Godfrey Cheshire and scholar and filmmaker Jamsheed Akrami on the subject of Abbas Kiarostami’s last film.

  • Print: In Memory of Abbas Kiarostami

    In 2018, Salma Monshizadeh, Abbas Kiarostami’s former longtime assistant, assembled this short documentary from footage of the making of 24 Frames.