Abbas Kiarostami (Contemporary Film Directors) by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, Jonathan Rosenbaum
Abbas Kiarostami (Contemporary Film Directors) Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, Jonathan Rosenbaum ebook
ISBN: 0252028147, 9780252028144
Using non-professional actors to . Abbas Kiarostami clearly belongs to this pantheon. Director Abbas Kiarostami rules the roost on the international film circuit, and it's hard to talk Iranian cinema without name-dropping his Palme d'Or-winning classic Taste of Cherry. There are a few directors whose films I can never say no to. Fifty Contemporary Film Directors British film critics are probably more resistant than most to the idea of a didactic cinema, i.e. After studying film directing at the College of Cinema and Television in Tehran , Panahi made several films for Iranian television and was the assistant director of Abbas Kiarostami's film Through the Olive Trees(1994). Contemporary artists such as Abbas Kiarostami, Bela Tarr, Michael Haneke, continue this old tradition, collaborating with their various editors to produce slowly paced films that reward patient, studied attention. Kiarostami's technique is perhaps the smoothest form of Brechtian alienation employed in modern cinema. Panahi is known for his realistic and unflinching portrayal of contemporary Iranian life, treating his subjects, often women and people living on the margins of society, with deep humanism. One where the political values are overt rather than covert.