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Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Iran, France 2017 114 mins. In Persian, Hebrew with English subtitles

Three years in the making and Kiarostami’s final film before his death in 2016, each segment in 24 Frames offers a view of a photograph or painting and what he imagined might have occurred before and after the image was frozen in time. Employing multiple cinematic devices while shifting between fiction and documentary, he wistfully attempts to decipher the essence of cinema and its ability to capture reality. “Repetition-with- variations and a sly wit are hallmarks of many Kiarostami works, and these 24 mini-films abound with his visual acuity and dry authorial humor, all of it in accessible and pleasurable form.”—Film Comment. In Persian and Hebrew with English subtitles.

Reviews: Sight & Sound, Little White Lies, Cinema Scope, MUBI Notebook



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