10 on Ten
2004, Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 88 min.
- Sat, Oct 12th 5:00pm
“A self-contained master class on cinema…inspiring and liberating.”—Deborah Young, Variety
Iran’s most honored filmmaker returns to the location of A TASTE OF CHERRY for a revealing documentary on himself. Driving the twisting mountain roads that have figured so significantly in his work, Kiarostami uses the intimacy of the front seat of his SUV to create the illusion of a one-on-one conversation with his audience. Holding forth on the methods and philosophy behind a body of work that ranges from early documentaries like HOMEWORK to his recent TEN, the director reveals a glimmer of ironic humor, especially in his concluding commentary on the influence of American cinema. In Persian with English voiceover. DCP digital. (BS)