Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Aug 9, 2019
7:30pm

A TASTE OF KIAROSTAMI
Double Feature!
TASTE OF CHERRY / TEN

Program begins with the short “Solution” (1978, 11 min. Dir. Abbas Kiarostami.) A man explores options about how to get a repaired tire to his broken-down car.

TASTE OF CHERRY
TA'M E GUILASS
1997, Janus Films, 95 min, Iran/France, Dir: Abbas Kiarostami

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, Abbas Kiarostami’s emotionally complex look at life and death elevated the Iranian auteur from the rank of critically admired storyteller to one of the premier names in international filmmaking. Middle-aged Mr. Badii (Homayoun Ershadi) drives through the hilly outskirts of Tehran - searching for someone to rescue or bury him.


TEN
DAH
2002, Janus Films, 94 min, Iran/France, Dir: Abbas Kiarostami

A feminine response to the male-dominated TASTE OF CHERRY, this deceptively simple drama features Mania Akbari as a woman who drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days, having 10 conversations with various passengers in a space both private and public. As Kiarostami's “dashboard-cam” eavesdrops on these lively, heart-wrenching road trips, a complex portrait of contemporary Iran comes sharply into focus. “In addition to being perhaps the most internationally admired Iranian filmmaker of the past decade, [Kiarostami] is also among the world masters of automotive cinema. ... He understands the automobile as a place of reflection, observation and, above all, talk.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times.


Both films in Persian with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Aug 9, 2019 • 7:30pm

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