Films byTexts by Abbas Kiarostami
FILM
Close-Up
Abbas Kiarostami, 1990, 98’

“Exactly half my life was spent in the dark. My life itself was in the dark. I’ve never seen my life in focus. It’s all been a blurred image. Financially speaking, I spent money to buy tickets. In terms of years, I spent my time. And psychologically speaking, I sold my soul to cinema.

FILM
Taste of Cherry
Abbas Kiarostami, 1997, 95’

“Motion is the opening of the motionless, it is presence insofar as it is truly present, that is to say coming forward, introducing itself, offered, available, a site for waiting and thinking, presence itself becoming a passage toward or inside presence.

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Ten
Abbas Kiarostami, 2002, 91’

“For decades, classical film theory pondered on the appropriate metaphor to explain the screen: a window or a frame? Was the screen a window on the world, therefore reality captured, or, a frame, reality constructed, a painting and its frame?

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Where Is the Friend’s Home?
Abbas Kiarostami, 1987, 87’

“The journey forms part of our culture, and it is linked with mysticism; for us what is really important is not the goal we wish to attain, but the path we must travel to reach it.”