Public program accompanying the Abbas Kiarostami retrospective Film, and Nothing More.
In the lecture block of the program, Iranists and film critics will discuss the culture of Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution, the aesthetic specificity of Kiarostami’s movies, and his experiments with form in different periods of his practice.
The public program also features a presentation of the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy’s book Abbas Kiarostami: The Evidence of Film, which launches a special Garage Screen series of publications about film.
One of the events will be a presentation of the July issue of Iskusstvo Kino (The Art of Cinema) magazine, which presents a selection of studies of Kiarostami’s work.
The program will conclude with an evening of Persian poetry in Garage Auditorium. The Persian poetry readings will introduce Abbas Kiarostami as a poet, revealing the common nature of artistic techniques implemented in the different spheres of Iranian culture—cinema and literature.