Abbas Kiarostami: The Character of Landscape, the Landscape of Character

Abbas Kiarostami: The Character of Landscape, the Landscape of Character

3 Episodes

Observations on Film Art No. 3

In the third installment in our ongoing introduction to film language, Professor Kristin Thompson offers an analysis of the legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's quiet genius.

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Abbas Kiarostami: The Character of Landscape, the Landscape of Character
  • Abbas Kiarostami: The Character of Landscape, the Landscape of Character

    Episode 1

    In the third installment in our ongoing introduction to film language, Professor Kristin Thompson offers an analysis of the legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's quiet genius.

  • Taste of Cherry

    Episode 2

    Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1997 • Iran

    Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry is an emotionally complex meditation on life and death. Middle-aged Mr. Badii (Homayoun Ershadi) drives through the hilly outskirts of Tehran,...

  • Where Is the Friend’s House?

    Episode 3

    Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1987 • Iran

    The first film in Abbas Kiarostami’s sublime, interlacing KOKER TRILOGY takes a simple premise—a boy searches for the home of his classmate, whose school notebook he has accidentally taken—and transforms it into a miraculous, child’s-eye adventure of ...