Almost a year since Abbas Kiarostami's unexpected departure, Close-Up celebrates the art of Iranian cinema's poet by screening some of his rarely seen early films made in the 1970s and 1980s for Kanoon.
Tickets: £10 / £8 conc. / £6 Close-Up members
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1977 | 109 min | Colour | Digital
“Produced by Iranian New Wave cinema director and producer Bahman Farmanara (making this Kiarostami’s first break with Kanoon), The Report centres on an unhappy marriage and offers viewers a time-capsule of middle class life in Tehran in the 70s. Starring Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, and a major influence on many Iranian directors of the post-revolutionary era (including the two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi), this deftly crafted, semi-autobiographical domestic drama was Kiarostami’s first work to feature professional actors. All copies of the film are believed to be lost or destroyed, with the digital copy presented being the sole surviving film element.” – Ehsan Khoshbakht
Part of our Abbas Kiarostami season: bit.ly/EarlyKiarostami
Many thanks to Ehsan Khoshbakht for putting this programme together. Generously supported by the British Council: www.britishcouncil.org