One of Kiarostami’s most daring experiments, and his first work to explore the creative possibilities of video, this film comprises five sections, all in fixed continuous shots focusing on moments with microscopic detail. The camera trains on driftwood floating in the water, or human passersby at the beach crossing paths with ducks, or a finale landscape before dawn where slivers of light become the stuff of pure visual drama.

Screening with:
Roads of Kiarostami
Abbas Kiarostami | 2006 | Iran | HDCAM | 32m

Courtesy of Honar Foundation, New York