76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami
Sunday, January 13, 2019
This is a Portrait of an artist, whose exceptional approach to art and life, defined him as one of the most ardent admirers of life itself. The leading aim of this documentary is to share 76 minutes and 15 seconds of undiscovered moments of Abbas Kiarostami’s life and work, in commemoration of his 76 years and 15 days of creative journey. The shots of this documentary are selected out of hundreds of hours of footages , filmed during 25 years of friendship, inside and outside Iran in various occasions: film festivals, photo exhibitions, photography sessions, artistic events, workshops and some unique moments of his daily life.
“Take Me Home” (Abbas Kiarostami, 2016, 16 min)
Abbas Kiarostami takes his camera to the south of Italy and shows us a beautiful and playful video of alleys and stairs. Premiering recently at Venice, and shot in black and white, Kiarostami’s last short film masks a carefully constructed narrative that highlights the deceptive nature of his filmmaking and his deft manipulation of time and space.
Screening as part of the first Iranian Film Festival New York, January 10 – 15, 2019. Tickets for festival screenings are $17 adults/$13 seniors/$12 IFC Center members.
- Country Iran
- Language Persian with English subtitles
- Running Time 92 minutes
- Director Seifollah Samadian