Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Aug 10, 2019
7:30pm

A TASTE OF KIAROSTAMI
Double Feature!
CLOSE-UP / THE WIND WILL CARRY US

Program begins with the shorts “Two Solutions for One Problem” (1975, 5 min. Dir. Abbas Kiarostami) and “So Can I” (1975, 4 min. Dir. Abbas Kiarostami) The first an endearing depiction of conflict resolution between friends and the second about childhood imagination, these are early instructional shorts for Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults.

CLOSE-UP
NEMA-YE NAZDIK
1990, Janus Films, 98 min, Iran, Dir: Abbas Kiarostami

Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past 30 years, and this may be his most radical and brilliant work. This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event - the arrest of a young man on charges that he impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf - as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves. With its universal themes and fascinating narrative knots, CLOSE-UP has resonated with viewers around the world.


20th Anniversary!

THE WIND WILL CARRY US
BAD MA RA KHAHAD BORD
1999, Janus Films, 118 min, Iran/France, Dir: Abbas Kiarostami

Palme d’Or-winning director Abbas Kiarostami’s acclaimed film documents the arrival of an engineer and his colleagues from Tehran in a remote village in Iranian Kurdistan. Assumed by the locals with whom they form an ambivalent relationship to be archaeologists or telecom engineers, the visitors’ behavior and keen interest in the health of an ailing old woman appear strange and their true motives are shrouded in mystery. Visually stunning, THE WIND WILL CARRY US is an absorbing meditation on life and death and the divisions between tradition and modernity; it stands among Kiarostami's best.


Both films in Persian with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, Aug 10, 2019 • 7:30pm

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