Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective. International Recognition

Date

From 28 July 2021 to 7 August 2021

Place

Garage Screen summer cinema
Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective. International RecognitionAbbas Kiarostami Retrospective. International Recognition

DESCRIPTION

The third section of the retrospective brings together the best known of Kiarostami's films shot in the early and mid-1990s and which brought him international acclaim.

Life, and Nothing More... and Through the Olive Trees continue the Koker trilogy, which started with Where Is the Friend's Home?. Together they create a labyrinth of reflections, where one film re-emerges in another, and the boundaries between film and reality become shaky and mobile.

In the 1990s, Kiarostami confirmed his place among the world’s greatest filmmakers when his masterpiece Taste of Cherry became the first Iranian film to receive a Palme D’Or in Cannes.

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

Premiere: Life, and Nothing More...

The main protagonist, a filmmaker and Abbas Kiarostami’s alter ego, arrives with his young son in the Iranian village of Koker after a massive earthquake that claimed many lives. They get acquainted with the survivors and try to find the kids who starred in the movie Where Is the Friend’s House? The second part of the Koker Trilogy, Life, and Nothing More… is Kiarostami’s signature picture, whereby he turns his own traumatic and, at the same time, cathartic journey into a “documentary fiction.” Garage Screen presents its restored version.

Date
Wednesday, July 28
Time
21:00–22:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Premiere: Through the Olive Trees

An Iranian director travels to a small earthquake-ravaged town to make a new film. To play newlyweds, who got married immediately after the tragedy despite losing loved ones, he chooses two nonprofessional actors from local residents, involved, unlike their characters, in a hugely complicated relationship. One of Kiarostami’s least linear works, Through the Olive Trees explores life and art after a catastrophe—and in a sense after death—through the prism of “cinema about cinema.” Garage Screen presents the Russian premiere of the restored version.

Date
Saturday, July 31
Time
21:00–23:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Film Screening: Taste of Cherry

A middle-aged man drives through Tehran seeking someone to bury him after he commits suicide—for a price. Arguably Kiarostami’s main and most acclaimed picture, Taste of Cherry brought him international fame and the Palme d’Or in Cannes, the first awarded to an Iranian film. Garage Screen presents the Russian premiere of the restored version.

Date
Wednesday, August 4
Time
21:00–23:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Premiere: The Wind Will Carry Us

A TV crew arrives in a remote Kurdish village to shoot an unusual funeral rite. But the local reality turns out to be somewhat a “trap” for the protagonists: an impregnable fortress, falling into which they begin to get lost in their perception of reality. Kiarostami’s most poetic and “elusive” film was awarded the Silver Lion at the 1999 Venice Film Festival. Garage Screen presents the Russian premiere of its restored version.

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Date
Saturday, August 7
Time
21:00–23:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema