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
    Starring Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari

    The first Iranian film to win the Palme d’Or, this austere, emotionally complex drama by the great Abbas Kiarostami follows the middle-aged Mr. Badii (Homayoun Ershadi) as he driv...

  • 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 ...