2010, Abbas Kiarostami, France/Italy/Iran, 106 min.
With Juliette Binoche, William Shimell
- Sat, Oct 19th 3:00pm
- Wed, Oct 23rd 6:00pm
“Resplendently heady yet nimble.”—Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
“A flawless riff on our indigenous art cinema.”—J. Hoberman, Village Voice
“Audacious and radical.”—Scott Tobias, NPR
Kiarostami makes a daring foray into new territory with this puzzle of a love story that garnered universal critical raves. The seemingly make-believe relationship of a flirtatious French antiques dealer and an English author begs the question of authenticity when she invites him for a day of sightseeing in an idyllic Italian village famous as a wedding destination. As they alternately court and bicker with mounting emotional heat, Kiarostami dangles a host of maddening clues that there is much more to this story than meets the eye. In English, French, and Italian with English subtitles. 35mm. (BS)
Ahmad Kiarostami, film producer and son of Abbas Kiarostami, is scheduled to appear for audience discussion on Wednesday, moderated by Mehrnaz Saeedvafa (co-author of "Abbas Kiarostami").