A Taste of Life: The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami (Monday Series)

Monday  4 April  2016  7:00 PM    Monday  18 April  2016 7:00 PM
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Abbas Kiarostami is one of the world’s most respected and influential filmmakers. First gaining recognition as a leader of the Iranian New Wave and now banned from screening his films in his home country, he has crafted a poetic, self-reflexive cinematic style that is distinctly his own. This retrospective showcases the classics of his oeuvre, including his directorial debut Experience, the Palme d’Or-winning drama Taste of Cherry, and the docufiction Ten.
Presented by Doc Films and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

$5/film, $30 quarterly pass (tickets.uchicago.edu, 773.702.ARTS).

More info: http://docfilms.uchicago.edu/dev/calendar/2016/spring/2016-spring-monday.shtml


THE TRAVELER (Abbas Kiarostami, 1974)

Qassem wants is a ticket to see his favorite soccer team play in Tehran. With no money and indifferent parents, he takes matters into his own hands and travels all over his small town trying to collect enough cash for a ticket, regardless of the consequences of his actions. The Traveler is a layered social commentary disguised as a simple morality tale. In Close-Up, Sabzian references the film, comparing himself to Qassem's friend who is used and "left behind." Print courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection at the Academy Film Archive.

Runtime: 70 min; Format: 35mm

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