The touring retrospective of the films of Abbas Kiarostami is here. A Taste of Kiarostami—presented by the American Cinematheque at the Aero in Santa Monica over the next four days—opens with a double bill of LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (2012, shot in Japan) and the director’s last work 24 FRAMES (2017).
On Friday and Saturday TASTE OF CHERRY (winner of the Palme d’Or in 1997), TEN (2002), the fictional documentary CLOSE-UP (1990), and THE WIND WILL CARRY US (1999) will screen.
The retrospective will close with a trilogy of films set in the Iranian village of Koker—a matinee program beginning at 2 pm.
A series of Kiasrostami shorts—chiefly from the 1970s—will play each day before the features, and on opening night the director’s son Ahmad Kiarostami will be on hand to introduce the screening.
Thursday, August 8, at 7:30 pm.
Friday, August 9, at 7:30 pm.
Saturday, August 10, at 7:30 pm.
Sunday, August 11, at 2 pm.
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Abbas Kiarostami, from top: Taste of Cherry; Ten; The Wind Will Carry Us; Like Someone in Love; from the Koker Trilogy; Kiarostami in the 1990s, photograph by Everett; Close-Up; 24 Frames. Images courtesy and © the filmmaker’s estate, the performers, the photographers, IFC Films, and Janus Films.