A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth ... See full summary »
Five sequences : 1) A piece of driftwood on the seashore, carried about by the waves 2) People walking on the seashore. The oldest ones stop by, look at the sea, then go away 3) Blurry ... See full summary »
Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Roushan Karam Elmi
"Roads of Kiarostami" is, even if it is already 10 years old, a fairly recent work by Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. He started his career over 35 years ago before he made this one. It is mostly in black-and-white and runs for over half an hour. In here, Kiarostami proves he is not only a talented writer and director, but also succeeds as a narrator. There are a couple good moments in here, but I personally think it may have been better and more essential at 15 minutes max. Kiarostami uses dogs again in here, just like in some of his older films, especially the very early short films. The good thing is that this film never seems pretentious, but it never seems too relevant either. It is one of these films that probably has a much bigger impact on the big screen, but seeing it there is almost impossible these days. I cannot recommend "Roads of Kiarostami". Thumbs down.
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