Monday, 29 May 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 156: Tue Jun 6

The Report (Kiarostami, 1977): Close-Up Cinema, 7.30pm


This screening is part of the Close-Up Cinema Abbas Kiarostami season. Click here for all the movies in the season concentrating on the great director's early works. The film is also being shown on June 19th. Full details here.

Close-Up review:
Produced by Iranian New Wave cinema director and producer Bahman Farmanara (making this Kiarostami’s first break with Kanoon), The Report centres on an unhappy marriage and offers viewers a time-capsule of middle class life in Tehran in the 70s. Starring Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, and a major influence on many Iranian directors of the post-revolutionary era (including the two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi), this deftly crafted, semi-autobiographical domestic drama was Kiarostami’s first work to feature professional actors. All copies of the film are believed to be lost or destroyed, with the digital copy presented being the sole surviving film element.
Ehsan Khoshbakht

Here (and above) is an extract.

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