Friday, June 15, 2007

Terra Incognita II

New Langton Arts

Terra Incognita II features the work of Abbas Kiarostami. Kiarostami (b. 1940, Tehran) is a master of modern cinema and one of the few Iranian filmmakers to enjoy fame in the Western world. He has made such classic films as The Wind Will Carry Us, Through the Olive Trees, and Close Up His films are distinguished by their simplicity; a poetic meditation slowly deepens into a sophisticated dialogue that mixes nature and culture, fact and fiction. In 1998, he became the first Iranian filmmaker to win the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival with A Taste of Cherry. Screening: Roads of Kiarostami (2005), 32 min, Taste of Cherry (1997), 95 min, digital version