Short Features #2 (Retrospective: Abbas Kiarostami)

18th July 2021
Sunday 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

Description:

There will be two short features screened for Short Features #2, part of Retrospective: Abbas Kiarostami. 

A Wedding Suit (1976)

2K RESTORATION
Original Title: لباسی برای عروسی‎ / Lebassi baraye aroussi
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Runtime: 60 min
Country: Iran
Language: Persian, with English subtitles
Rating: PG

ASIAN PREMIERE

Full Synopsis

In a tri-level shopping arcade, a teenage boy who works for a tailor is besieged by two other boys who want to borrow a new suit to wear on a social outing before it’s turned over to its owner. One of the most accomplished and intricately plotted of Kiarostami’s Kanoon films, this sharply observed drama contains suspense, satire, an undercurrent of violence, and even a magic show.

Text by Janus Films.

Fellow Citizen (1983)

2K RESTORATION
Original Title: همشهری / Hamshahri
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Runtime: 51 min
Country: Iran
Language: Persian, with English subtitles
Rating: PG

ASIAN PREMIERE

Full Synopsis

Kiarostami’s fascination with both Tehrani car culture and the uses of power in postrevolutionary society combine in this documentary about a traffic officer assigned to enforce driving restrictions in central Tehran (a locale near the director’s Kanoon office). The officer, a rock star in his own world, remains coolly authoritative as he faces a steady stream of exasperated motorists.

Text by Janus Films.

For the full Retrospective: Abbas Kiarostami programme, please refer here.

If you have any trouble purchasing your tickets, please contact us at ticketing@asianfilmarchive.org 

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