Friday, August 9 - Tuesday, August 13, 2019
One of Kiarostami’s most daring formal experiments turns the camera on the audience. Set entirely in a movie theater showing an adaptation of a twelfth-century poem by Nezami Ganjavi — never actually glimpsed but heard throughout — SHIRIN surveys in a succession of close-ups the reactions of those raptly watching the tragic love story, an audience made up of more than 110 actresses, including Juliette Binoche (who would later star in Kiarostami’s 2010 film Certified Copy). The result is a masterful study of spectatorship and the affective power of cinema.
Screening as part of Abbas Kiarostami: A Retrospective, Fri Jul 26 through Thu Aug 15.
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Picture: Kiarostami directing; photo from SHIRIN to come.
- Language In Persian/Farsi with English subtitles.
- Year 2008
- Running Time 92 minutes
- Distributor Janus
- Director Abbas Kiarostami
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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