Abbas Kiarostami in Indiana
Schedule ChangeAbbas Kiarostami's visit to the U.S. and Indiana University this month has been postponed until April. The filmmaker is now expected to be present for two film screenings, at 3 and 6:30 p.m. April 6, and his public interview is now rescheduled for 2 p.m. April 7 at IU Cinema. The interview will be led by Richard Peña, former head of the New York Film Festival, and will become a bonus feature on the 2014 Blu-ray Disc release of one of Kiarostami's films.
So Much to Teach Us: Kiarostami Films IranFrom The Traveler to Ten, Abbas Kiarostami’s films offer an inside, delicate look at Iran that the world, including most Iranians, has never witnessed. Kiarostami accomplished this with tremendous innovation. World Cinema has learned much from these films, and recognized this with countless commendations – notably the Palme d’Or at Cannes. These 8 films provide an education about Iran’s people and a profound take on the human mind and soul – cinema’s original promise to the world.
Thanks to Owen Shapiro and Syracuse University for their partnership. Special thanks to Jim and Roberta Sherman and the Ove W Jorgensen Foundation, whose gifts helped make these programs possible. Because of their generous support, all screenings are free, but ticketed.