Media Arts Program

Friday, January 23, 2004 — Thursday, January 29, 2004

Abbas Kiarostami


Presented at:
Market Arcade Film and Art Center

Ten (Abbas Kiarostami in Farsi with English subtitles. Iran/France, 2002, 94 min, 35mm.)

"Revelatory! There are many piercing moments, and Kiarostami's minimalist methods enhance a palpable sense of lives choked with frustration." --
Michael Agger, The New Yorker

Celebrated Iranian writer-director Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry, Through the Olive Trees) once again casts his cinematic gaze upon the modern sociopolitical landscape of his homeland -- this time as seen through the eyes of one woman as she drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days. Her journey is comprised of ten conversations with various female passengers -- including her sister, a hitchhiking prostitute and a jilted bride -- as well as her imperious young son. As Kiarostami's "dashboard cam" eavesdrops on these lively, yet heart-wrenching road trips, a complex portrait of contemporary Iran comes sharply into focus.

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January and February, 2004 - 2004