Art And Culture

Brazil to Host Kiarostami Retrospective

Brazil to Host Kiarostami RetrospectiveBrazil to Host Kiarostami Retrospective

Beginning April 13, the Bank of Brasil Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, CCBB) in Rio de Janeiro will present a retrospective of the works of award-winning Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

Titled ‘One film, Hundred Stories: Abbas Kiarostami’, the retrospective will feature 28 of Kiarostami’s works and run through May 9, reported.

Considered one of the most important figures in Iranian cinema after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Kiarostami, 75, has worked as a screenwriter, film editor, art director, producer, and screenwriter in addition to the role of director. He is credited with involvement in over 40 films, to date.

During his career, Kiarostami has earned critical acclaim for his works and earned a reputation for films that blur fictional and documentary elements.

Two of his actual documentaries will be included in the retrospective along with his feature and short films.

Notable films featured in the CCBB retrospective include ‘Taste of Cherry’ (1997), which won the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or; ‘The Wind Will Carry Us’ (1999), which won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival; his first film, the 1970 short ‘The Bread and Alley’; and his most recent film, ‘Like Someone in Love’ (2012).

In addition to the screenings, the retrospective will include a lecture by film critique Luis Carlos Jr. on April 28 about Kiarostami’s work.

The retrospective will also be held in CCBB Sao Paulo from April 20 to May 9 and in CCBB Brasilia from May 4 through May 23.

Kiarostami, who has recently been hospitalized for a gastrointestinal disease in Tehran, had a series of operations last week. Currently he is in the ICU and will be moved to the general ward soon.