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Abbas Kiarostami "In Conversation" With Jean-Michel Frodon plus Ohara Yuji's A Week With Kiarostami

Venue: Institut Français, 17 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2DT.
Date and time: 9 May 2005 -18.30 (film) 20.30 ('in-conversation').
Organized by: Institut Français in collaboration with the Iran Heritage Foundation and the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute.
Introduction: The event will open with a screening of Mohara Yuji's documentary A Week with Kiarostami, filmed on the set of The Wind Will Carry Us. A photographic diary, the film plunges us into the beating heart of a shoot whose story plays out to the rhythm of the relationships between actors and local people.Using this documentary as a starting-point, Abbas Kiarostami and Jean-Michel Frodon, editor of Les Cahiers du Cinéma, will then discuss the director's approach to his film shoots, and the direction his cinema has taken since The Wind Will Carry Us, with particular emphasis on the relationship of his films to other art forms. The director's first short film Bread and Alley and an episode of one of his latest project Five, will be screened to show the range and development of Kiarostami's cinema, and its formal affinities with the visual arts.
Ticket prices: 15 GBP, concs 10 GBP.
Box office: 44 20 70731350.
Kiarostami festival: This programme is part of a London-wide programme of events entitled Abbas Kiarostami: Visions of the Artist celebrating the achievements of this artist and his impact on contemporary culture and society.

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