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By Jonathan Rosenbaum, Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa

ISBN-10: 0252071115

ISBN-13: 9780252071119

This penetrating research of the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's lifestyles and paintings engages a cross-cultural discussion among Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, an Iranian filmmaker, and Jonathan Rosenbaum, a movie critic, either one of whom have an severe curiosity in Kiarostami's paintings. A pioneer in Iranian cinema and thought of essentially the most arguable and influential filmmakers alive, Kiarostami has written or directed greater than twenty motion pictures. He received notoriety within the West within the Nineties with the breakaway motion pictures "Close-Up" and "Through the Olive Trees" and have become the 1st Iranian director to win the Palme d'Or on the Cannes movie pageant for "Taste of Cherry". he's additionally mostly credited for his contributions to the Iranian New Wave. Abbas Kiarostami is the 1st full-length, English-language research of his paintings. a distinct and resplendent collaboration that includes specified yet complementing views, the publication locations Kiarostami and his motion pictures in a countrywide context and gives American readers with worthy insights into Iranian tradition, Kiarostami's portrayal of girls and politics, and his impact on different filmmakers.

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