Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Runtime: 114 min
Language: No Dialogue
For what would prove to be his final film, Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami selected twenty-four still images – most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife – and digitally animated each one into its own subtly evolving four-and-a-half-minute vignette, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 Frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema.
Text by Criterion Collection.
For the full Retrospective: Abbas Kiarostami programme, please refer here.
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