An Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective Epilogue

Date

From 17 September 2021 to 19 September 2021

Place

Garage Screen summer cinema
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DESCRIPTION

The epilogue of a major Abbas Kiarostami retrospective.

Garage Screen concludes Abbas Kiarostami's major retrospective with a brief epilogue featuring three films, in which the Iranian director reflects on cinema as an obsession, utopia, and a way of comprehending reality. Each of these pictures explores cinema as the most human and humane art that reveals the essence of things while also unveiling it as something elusive, impossible to decode. The program features three films: Close-Up as well as the directly interconnected Life, and Nothing More… and Through the Olive Trees.

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: Close-Up

A needy middle-aged Tehran citizen is so obsessed with cinema that he pretends to be the famous Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. In this role, he gains the trust of a wealthy family and even promises to shoot its members in his new film. Based on real-life events and involving their participants, Close-Up is Kiarostami’s first universally acclaimed masterpiece. This is a multilayered film about everyday life and imagination, play and identity, in which Kiarostami imperceptibly yet forever erases the line between documentary and fiction, fact and reconstruction, actor and character.

Date
Friday, September 17
Time
20:00–21:40
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Film Screening: 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.”

Date
Saturday, September 18
Time
20:00–21:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Film Screening: 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.”

Date
Sunday, September 19
Time
20:00–22:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema