Jonathan Rosenbaum and Mehrnaz Saeedvafa in person! Film Series : 27th Annual Festival of Films from Iran

76 Minutes and 15 Seconds With Abbas Kiarostami

2016, Seifollah Samadian, Iran, 76 min.

Show Times

  • Sat, Feb 18th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Feb 19th 5:00pm

“Both moving and intimate in its portrait of the director…Kiarostami springs to life as a smiling, giving man whose entire attention was focused on the world around him.” — Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

In commemoration of Abbas Kiarostami’s seventy-six years and fifteen days of life, his friend and collaborator Samadian presents a revealing selection of casual behind-the-scenes sequences filmed over many years in the working life of the filmmaker, providing an unprecedented look at Kiarostami the artist in the course of his creative process. Whether meticulously studying tire tracks on a snowy mountain road, giving Juliette Binoche an impromptu Persian lesson in his SUV, or directing assistants in the exacting work of printing his photographs, Kiarostami’s generosity, expansive vision, and humor come to the fore. “Now we have cream puffs,” he says to one hard-working assistant, “We deserve it.” In Persian with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

The feature will be preceded by Kiarostami’s final short TAKE ME HOME (2016, Iran, 16 min., no dialogue).

FEBRUARY 18: Jonathan Rosenbaum and Mehrnaz Saeedvafa, co-authors of the critical biography "Abbas Kiarostami," will discuss the director's career on Saturday.

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Iranian film on any applicable Saturday or Sunday in February, and get a ticket for the second Iranian film that day at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; and Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)