Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective. A Return to the New

Date

From 28 August 2021 to 8 September 2021

Place

Garage Screen summer cinema
Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective. A Return to the NewAbbas Kiarostami Retrospective. A Return to the New

DESCRIPTION

The fifth section of the retrospective presents Kiarostami’s later films shot in the late 2000s and early 2010s.

Already an influential director, in his later years, Kiarostami continued to make conceptual works experimenting with language, form, and our relationship with film (Shirin, 24 Frames), radically developing the poetics and the visual strategy of his earlier films. In this period, he also shot his first feature outside Iran. Like his last short Take Me Home, Certified Copy was filmed in Italy, the homeland of neorealism, which had influenced Kiarostami's early works. Like Someone in Love was made in Japan, the country of Yasujiro Ozu, to whom Kiarostami had dedicated his experimental film Five. His later period is also marked by collaborations with French star Juliette Binoche, who featured in Shirin and won a Palm d’Or for her lead in the clever Certified Copy.

tickets

Standard: 350 rubles
Student: 250 rubles*

 GARAGE cardholders:  175 RUB.

Tickets for seniors, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

We recommend that you buy tickets in advance. All ticket categories are available online.

* Students aged 18–25 on production of relevant ID
** Please show proof of eligibility at the cinema entrance

Schedule

Film screening. Shirin

One hundred and fourteen Iranian theater and film actresses, as well as one famous Frenchwoman, Juliette Binoche, are watching a film adaptation of the twentieth-century Persian poem Khosrow and Shirin about the impossible love of the Sasanian shah and the Armenian princess. Although viewers won’t see a single shot from that film, they will understand everything by the women’s faces, coming and going approximately every thirty seconds, as well as by the soundtrack composed of voices, music, sounds of galloping and sword fights. An exploration of the spectator’s perception and the relationship between document and fiction, the visible and the hidden, Abbas Kiarostami’s experimental picture premiered at the 2008 Venice Film Festival. Garage Screen will host the Russian premiere of its restored version.

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Date
Saturday, August 28
Time
20:00–21:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Film premiere: Certified Copy

British writer James Miller travels to Tuscany on a tour to present his latest book, Certified Copy, devoted to forgeries and originals in life and art, in which Miller postulates that authenticity as a category has lost all meaning. Originally entitled Forget About the Original—Buy a Good Copy, the book claims that the original is a copy of the original thing and the reproduction itself is a new thing. A French woman who sells antiques and who Miller does not know comes to the presentation and invites him to spend the day together. During trips and walks in picturesque, sun-lit Tuscany, the woman begins to pretend to be Miller’s wife, thereby embodying and undermining his theory at the same time. Abbas Kiarostami’s wily intellectual rom-com, his first feature film outside his native Iran, premiered at the 2010 Cannes Festival, winning Juliette Binoche the Best Actress Award. Garage Screen presents the Russian premiere of the restored version of the picture.

Date
Wednesday, September 1
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Premiere. Like Someone in Love

Akiko is a sociology student in Tokyo who moonlights as an elite prostitute. One evening, the pimp sends her to his longtime friend Takashi, a retired writer and university professor. Instead of having sex, they discuss their families, discovering a lot in common. But the idyll collapses the next day when Takashi, who drives the girl to the exam, intersects with her jealous boyfriend Noriaki and is forced to pretend to be her granddad. Kiarostami’s second feature film shot outside Iran, and his last lifetime film was premiered at the 2012 Cannes Festival. Garage Screen presents the Russian premiere of the restored version of the picture.

Date
Saturday, September 4
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Premiere. Take Me Home, 24 Frames

With the short Take Me Home, Kiarostami returned, following a decades-long break, to black and white imagery, as well as his early pictures’ main theme—childhood. Meanwhile, in the feature-length experimental 24 Frames, that would become his final work, the director set in motion his own photographs and other people’s famous paintings, imagining what happened before and after the moments they capture. Garage Screen presents a double screening of Abbas Kiarostami’s last films, completed posthumously by his fellow filmmakers.

Date
Wednesday, September 8
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema