Movie Review – Ten

Ten (Dah) Iran (2002) Dir. Abbas Kiarostami Forgive me as I am not entirely sure how to describe this film let alone review it. It isn’t through being weird or impenetrable as it is neither of those things but it is different. Oddly enough, I have already reviewed a similar film no doubt inspired by … Continue reading Movie Review – Ten

Taste Of Cherry (Ta’m e guilass)

Taste Of Cherry (Ta'm e guilass) Iran (1997) Dir. Abbas Kiarostami We all have our reasons for doing something drastic, even if others disagree with them, or more to the point fail to understand. They can’t possibly know what is going on in our heads to see it makes sense to us, but on the … Continue reading Taste Of Cherry (Ta’m e guilass)

Close-Up (Nema-ye Nazdik)

Close-Up (Nema-ye Nazdik) Iran (1990) Dir. Abbas Kiarostami Q: When is a documentary film not a documentary film? A: When it’s an Abbas Kiarostami film about a true story that can only be filmed in the most meta way possible. Close-Up really is a remarkable film because it is a truly subversive work without deliberately … Continue reading Close-Up (Nema-ye Nazdik)

Where Is The Friend’s House? (Khane-ye doust kodjast?)

Where Is The Friend's House? (Khane-ye doust kodjast?) Iran (1987) Dir. Abbas Kiarostami As children, we are constantly told by adults to be good, act with honesty, and always do what is right, perfectly admirable traits to instil in a person. Unfortunately, as children, we find ourselves being pulled in different directions by adults forcing … Continue reading Where Is The Friend’s House? (Khane-ye doust kodjast?)

Like Someone In Love

Like Someone In Love (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: New Wave Films) Running time: 109 minutes approx. Akiko (Rin Takanashi) is a student and escort in Tokyo sent to the home of an elderly widower Takashi Watanabe (Tadashi Okuno). After being mistaken for Akiko’s grandfather by her fiancé Noriaki (Ryo Kase), Watanabe runs with the … Continue reading Like Someone In Love

Certified Copy (Copie conforme)

Certified Copy (Copie conforme) France (2010) Dir. Abbas Kiarostami English author James Miller (William Shimell) is in Tuscany to promote his latest book about copies versus originals in the art world. A French antiques dealer (Juliette Binoche) arrives at the book reading with her son (Adrian Moore) but is forced to leave shortly after, so … Continue reading Certified Copy (Copie conforme)