Kiarostami at Work

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Introduction by Godfrey Cheshire, followed by a book signing by Godfrey Cheshire of his works In the Time of Kiarostami: Writings on Iranian Cinema and Conversations with Kiarostami.

KIAROSTAMI AT WORK is a documentary showcasing Abbas Kiarostami’s boundless passion for work and creativity. The film features images captured by Seifollah Samadian during their thirty years of friendship and travels together, including behind-the-scenes footage of Shirin, Certified Copy by the late Hamideh Razavi, and Taste of Cherry by Bahman Kiarostami.

Juliette Binoche, Martin Scorsese, and some others have shared insights into Kiarostami’s creative works.

Throughout more than five decades of his life, Kiarostami engaged in diverse artistic pursuits, from cinema to poetry, making him a symbol of honour for the word ‘work’.

Screening as part of the Iranian Film Festival New York 2024

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  • Country Iran
  • Running Time 76 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Iranian Film Festival New York
  • Director Seifollah Samadian
  • Cast Geoff Andrew, Juliette Binoche, Jacob Gilles, Ahmad Kiarostami, Jonathan A. Rosenbaum
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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